Latest California Environmental Protection Agency News

California's environmental protection agency says it will ban an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in kids

Oct. 9, 2019 6:52 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's environmental protection agency says it will ban an agricultural pesticide linked to brain damage in kids.

Trump administration accuses California of water pollution

Sep. 26, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

Escalating its fight with California, the Trump administration accused the state Thursday of failing to stop water pollution from such sources as human waste left on the pavement by the homeless in big cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles. San Francisco's mayor disputed any connection between homeless...

The Latest: San Francisco mayor fed up with Trump's swipes

Sep. 26, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the EPA cracking down on California water quality (all times local): 12:35 p.m. San Francisco's mayor has rejected a federal claim that there is a link between homelessness and water quality in the area. Mayor London Breed also said Thursday that she's "sick" of President...

EPA targets California over poor air quality

Sep. 24, 2019 7:00 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday blamed California's worst-in-the nation air quality on shoddy paperwork, calling on the state to overhaul its plans for cleaning up toxic smog or risk losing billions in federal road dollars. The government's warning is the latest battle between...

The Latest: California sues EPA over salt pond protections

Sep. 24, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on disputes between California and the EPA (all times local): 3:20 p.m. California's attorney general has filed another lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Tuesday filing by Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra relates to salt ponds in...

EPA set to end California's ability to regulate fuel economy

Sep. 17, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is poised to revoke California's authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. Conservative and free-market groups have been asked to attend a formal...