NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York state officials said on Thursday they plan to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allowing General Electric Co to stop cleaning up the Hudson River of PCB contamination before the work was finished.

FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sign is seen on the podium at EPA headquarters in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ting Shen

Governor Andrew Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James made the announcement a few hours after the EPA said GE could stop dredging until further studies showed whether it had done enough cleanup to protect the environment and public health.

“Time and again the Trump administration puts corporations and polluters’ interests ahead of public health and the environment,” Cuomo said in a