Trump Admin Abruptly Removes Top EPA Official in California

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, DC, is seen on March 16, 2017. (Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington, DC, is seen on March 16, 2017. (Credit: Justin Sullivan / Getty Images)

The Environmental Protection Agency’s top official in California was abruptly removed from office Wednesday.

No reason has yet been given for Mike Stoker’s dismissal.

In an email sent to staff members of the environment agency’s Pacific Southwest regional office, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler wrote, “I would like to thank Mike Stoker for his service to the EPA.”

He then added, “I wish him and his family the best in their future endeavors.”

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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