Author Topic: Trump Fights Air Pollution in California  (Read 877 times)

Wayward Son

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Trump Fights Air Pollution in California
« on: September 25, 2019, 03:43:57 PM »
How does the Trump Administration prove it wants clear air for all citizens.

First, it tries to revoke California's abiltiy to determine their tailpipe emissions standards and to relax those standards (even though many of the the major auto companies have no problem with those rules).

Then a few days later, it threatens to pull back Federal funds to fight air pollution because “California has the worst air quality in the United States,” and "many of the state’s plans to fight air pollution “are inactive and appear to have fundamental issues” that would keep the feds from approving them."

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The EPA is giving California until Oct. 10 to cooperate. If the state does not, the agency said it will begin disapproving its air quality plans. After that point, the agency can block approvals for industrial operations that want to expand within 18 months, and withhold highway funding within 24 months.

So the White House's plan to fight "the worst air quality in the United States" is to either lower emissions standards in the state's cars and/or prevent their air quality plans from being implemented.  Yep, that's a recipe that will sure help a lot!  ::)

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Re: Trump Fights Air Pollution in California
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 05:10:46 PM »
Pulling funding for inactive programs? It’s a travesty!