SF Mayor Reacts After Trump Warns EPA Violations Coming Over Homeless Pollution Epidemic

Per TheHill, President Trump on Wednesday said he expects the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to slap San Francisco with a violation notice in the coming days related to pollution associated with the city’s homeless population.

Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One, Trump again took aim at Los Angeles and San Francisco over the volume of homeless people in each city.

But he escalated his rhetoric, saying an announcement citing San Francisco for environmental violations would come in the next week.

“There’s tremendous pollution being put into the ocean because they’re going through what’s called the storm sewer that’s for rainwater,” Trump said. “And we have tremendous things that we don’t have to discuss pouring into the ocean. You know there are needles, there are other things.”

“It’s a terrible situation — that’s in Los Angeles and in San Francisco,” he continued. “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.”

Trump said the notice would come from the EPA, but did not elaborate.

“We can’t have our cities going to hell. These are great cities. And we can’t lose our great cities like this,” he said.

Axios reports San Francisco Mayor London Breed said in a statement that Trump’s comments were “ridiculous,” the New York Times reports.

“To be clear, San Francisco has a combined sewer system, one of the best and most effective in the country, that ensures that all debris that flow into storm drains are filtered out at the city’s wastewater treatment plants. No debris flow out into the bay or the ocean.”

— San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s statement, per the NYT

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