Agencies Back GAO Call To Boost HAB Oversight But See Power Limits

June 15, 2022
EPA and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are agreeing with calls from congressional investigators to bolster federal oversight of harmful algal blooms (HABs) but say they may need additional resources and legal authorities if they are to implement the investigators’ advice to oversee actions being taken by other agencies. EPA and NOAA told the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that they generally agree with its calls -- in a report released June 15 -- to take a series of...

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