The states, led by New York Attorney General Letitia James, claim the EPA's relaxed policy is not transparent and gives polluters too much wiggle room.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said Amazon may also be guilty of providing "inadequate" protections to workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The inquiry comes amid a report that office workers with the company known as Spectrum have contracted COVID-19 after not being allowed to work from home.
New York Attorney General Letitia James said in a statement that her office is on alert for coronavirus scams like Bakker’s.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo called the attack an “act of domestic terrorism.”
The joint probe with several other states will look at how the social media giant's market dominance affects user data, consumer choice and the price of ads.
“Under this rule, children will go hungry; families will go without medical care," Letitia James said of the new "public charge" policy.
The National Rifle Association's problems have deepened as its tax-exempt status remains under investigation.
"This type of problematic instruction won’t be tolerated here in New York," state Attorney General Letitia James said.
The state Assembly voted to permit authorities to bring state charges against individuals who have received presidential pardons.