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Politics or pollution? Feinstein seeks probe into EPA actions against California

She questioned whether over three dozen states with similar issues are being targeted

U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein on Friday called for a probe into whether politics instead of pollution was behind the Trump administration's threat this week to withhold more than $4 billion in federal transportation funding from California over claims of poor air quality. "I am concerned that California is being unfairly targeted," Feinstein, a Democrat who represents the state, said in her letter to Charles Sheehan, deputy inspector general of the EPA. In response to the letter, an EPA spokes

US Senators propose new safety fee for older ethanol, oil train cars

Fee Proposed On Rail Cars That Haul Ethanol And Other Flammables

A new fee proposed by six US Senators could raise $600 million for first responders dealing with train crashes involving ethanol, oil, and other flammable liquids.