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Trump’s EPA threatens California over air quality; governor says it’s ‘pure retaliation’
By Marco della Cava and Ledyard King, USA Today | September 24, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO – First it was homelessness. Then automotive standards. And now it’s air quality.
The battle between the Trump administration and California escalated Tuesday as the Environmental Protection Agency threatened to withhold billions in federal highway aid because California has, in the EPA’s words, “the worst air quality in the United States.”
Reaction from leading Golden State officials was swift and scathing, with particular emphasis on the ironic nature of the threat.
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