Lisa P. Jackson

As Trump's EPA delays smog rules, California vows to forge ahead

As Trump's EPA delays smog rules, California vows to forge ahead

California officials say they are forging ahead with emissions-cutting measures despite the Trump administration’s move this week to delay implementation of Obama-era limits on ozone, the lung-searing gas in smog.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt told governors Tuesday he was extending by one year a deadline for them to determine which areas of their states violate federal standards for the pollutant, citing what he said was a lack of information and “increased regulatory burdens, restrictions on infrastructure investment, and increased costs to businesses.”

“We are committed to working with states and local officials to effectively implement the...

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