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Congress: Feinstein, Harris seek new EPA IG probe of California dispute

October 7, 2019
California’s Democratic senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris are asking EPA’s Inspector General (IG) to investigate the White House’s role in the agency’s decision to cite the state for alleged water quality violations shortly after President Donald Trump blamed San Francisco’s homeless population for polluting the city’s water. The senators’ Oct. 3 letter asks the IG to look into the politicization of the issue, including whether EPA and White House staff communicated ahead of agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s Sept. 26...

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