The White House slams California for its “significant public health concerns” surrounding its sewage and water pollution guidelines.
The Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter to the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom, on Thursday highlighting growing concern involving the state’s air and water quality.
The letter sent to Newsom emphasized the homelessness issue which continues to plague the big cities and leave the streets lined with human feces.
The White House issued a stark warning to the state saying, “It’s a terrible situation — that’s in Los Angeles and in San Francisco. And we’re going to be giving San Francisco, they’re in total violation, we’re going to be giving them a notice very soon.”
The letter also read, “The EPA is concerned about the potential water quality impacts from pathogens and other contaminants from untreated human waste entering nearby waters. San Francisco, Los Angeles and the state do not appear to be acting with urgency to mitigate the risks to human health and the environment that may result from the homelessness crisis.”
This letter comes as California has recently been under fire for its homelessness crisis which has taken hold in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Despite the growing health concerns, President Trump embarked on a two-day visit to California about one week ago to raise millions for his 2020 reelection campaign.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration also moved to revoke California’s authority to implement its own auto emission standards despite backlash from the left.
According to the White House, this decision will make cars cheaper and safer, and will promote economic growth while cutting back on regulation.