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Tue Sep 24, 2019, 11:36 AM

EPA threatens to cut California's highway funding over Clean Air Act 'failure'

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is reportedly threatening to pull federal funding for highways and other transportation projects in California after the state has “failed” to submit complete pollution-control plans required by law.

According to a letter obtained by the Sacramento Bee, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler wrote to the California Air Resources Board that the state “has failed to carry out its most basic tasks under the Clean Air Act” since the 1970s. Wheeler specifically cites a backlog of reports that should detail state efforts to cut pollutant emissions under federal law.

Wheeler warned that if California fails to withdraw its “backlogged and unapprovable” reports and work with the EPA to develop complete ones, the administration could hand down sanctions that would mean cuts to highway funding and allow the federal government to develop its own plans.

In Tuesday’s letter, Wheeler writes that California “has the worst air quality in the United States,” alleging that 34 million people in California live in areas that don’t meet federal air pollution standards — “more than twice as many people as any other state in the country.”

https://www.latimes.com/politics/story/2019-09-24/trump-administration-epa-california-highway-funding-clean-air-act-failure

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 11:38 AM

1. WH truly does hate California.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 11:38 AM

2. Maybe time for the House

To CUT EPA funding until we take over!

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Tue Sep 24, 2019, 11:49 AM

3. HEY folks, as soon as I heard about trump and the 'homeless' in CA, i KNEW something IS UP...

This was just the beginning of some tactic to destroy CA and dem votes there.... something....

Now here is ACT 2--, although I'm sure I have missed some other scenes...


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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Sep 24, 2019, 01:04 PM

4. Who the hell does Wheeler think he is?

California is the largest contributor to the Hi-Way Trust fund. This sucker is so stupid,California is like the fifth largest economy in the World.

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Tue Sep 24, 2019, 01:10 PM

5. Is this the same EPA...

...that is trying to keep California from enforcing its own emissions standards?

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