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Potential Trump Hiring Freeze May Limit EPA’s Ability To Keep Top Scientists

A federal hiring freeze, as suggested by President-elect Donald Trump, could affect EPA’s ability to retain top-flight scientists through a program known as “Title 42,” which EPA and other science-based agencies use to attract and retain highly skilled scientists who would otherwise be lured away by more lucrative offers from universities or industry.

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