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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines attend the Build Series to discuss the new book "Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff" at Build Studio on October 18, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)

Chip and Joanna Gaines are used to being the targets of liberals. Previously, some members of the liberal media attacked them for their Christian faith. Now, the EPA has set its sights on the power couple.

The Environmental Protection Agency fined the “Fixer Upper” stars for improperly handling the renovations of homes with lead-based paint. This type of paint was used prior to 1978, so the big government agency demands certain precautions be taken during remodeling. The EPA came after the Gaineses claiming they and their contractor didn’t follow red tape protocol demanded by the notoriously left-wing agency.

“It’s important that consumers and contractors understand that improper home renovation can expose residents and workers to hazardous lead dust,” EPA head of enforcement Susan Bodine said.

Chip and Joanna Gaines agreed to pay a $40,000 fine. In addition, they will be completing $160,000 worth of lead abatement work in and around their beloved Waco, Texas. As part of the settlement, Chip Gaines also has to release a video about the dangers of lead-based paint within 90 days.

“Through this settlement, Magnolia is putting in place safeguards to ensure the safety of its renovation work and making meaningful contributions toward the protection of children and vulnerable communities from exposure to lead-based paint,” Enforcer Bodine added.

The tree huggers at the Environmental Protection Agency wanted to make an example of the “Fixer Upper” stars. Nobody can claim Chip and Joanna got a free pass! The EPA said the violations were evident on several episodes of the hit HGTV shows.

Lead inhalation can cause damage to the kidneys and nervous system. Children are particularly at risk, so make sure to tell kids not to eat paint in homes built prior to 1978 – or any home for that matter!

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Source: Page Six