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Document: IG weighs inquiry of Trump EPA’s state enforcement oversight

May 21, 2020
EPA’s Inspector General (IG) is considering launching an investigation into how the agency oversees states’ enforcement of the Clean Water Act (CWA), following California lawmakers’ call to review the Trump administration’s dispute with the Golden State that led to allegations San Francisco was violating its CWA stormwater permit. IG Sean O’Donnell wrote May 19 to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), as well as California’s Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, that his office was...

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