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Minority communities question election-year push by EPA

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and parks lie on either side of an interstate highway and in the shadow of a sprawling oil refinery that belches soot and fumes.Landrum, a Black retiree from General Motors and a longtime anti-pollution activist, wasn't impressed when Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler recently pledged $ 200,000 to promote “community health initiatives” in her section of the city during his blitz of visits to battleground states in the presidential election campaign.“Is this a joke?” she said. “It would take billions of dollars to fix what is wrong with our environment here. All of a sudden he's going to throw somebody a...