- The Environmental Protection Agency’s workforce is on course to fall to its lowest level since the Reagan administration. Buyouts and retirements are expected to shrink the number of employees from about 15,000 to 14,428 by next month, according to an EPA official.
- Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) called fuel availability a top priority as South Floridians stocked up in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irma, prompting fuel shortages at more than 1,800 gas stations.
- Florida’s attorney general said she received complaints of inflated prices at Chevron Corp.-branded gas stations in the days leading up to Irma’s landfall. Later in the week she said Chevron has been “great” after receiving complaints about a franchise owner.
- Nissan Motor Co. executives introduced a new version of the Nissan Leaf with a range of 150 miles that will be sold for about $31,000 — well below its long-range electric rivals, the Chevrolet Bolt EV and the Tesla Model 3.
This brief has been updated to include developments regarding complaints of price gouging at Florida gas stations.