Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

L.A. Supervisor Kuehl appointed to air quality board, ending GOP control of smog rules

L.A. Supervisor Kuehl appointed to air quality board, ending GOP control of smog rules

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed liberal Democrat Sheila Kuehl to replace conservative Republican Michael D. Antonovich on Southern California’s air quality board Tuesday, ending GOP control over the panel and potentially shifting it back toward stricter regulation of polluters.

Kuehl’s appointment comes 10 months after Republicans gained a seven-member majority on the 13-member South Coast Air Quality Management District board in a push to make it more industry-friendly. Under Republican control, the board fired longtime executive Barry Wallerstein, upheld oil industry-backed rules on smog-forming pollution and...

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