Deukmejian's signing of the California Clean Air Act (AB 2595) by Assemblyman Byron Sher (D-Palo Alto), establishes a working partnership between the Air Resources Board and local air-pollution districts in the state. The goal is to attain the air-quality standards so that all Californians may breathe healthful air.
This bill is the product of difficult compromises by supporters and opponents over the two years of its journey through the Legislature.
California is again leading the way in air-pollution control with new technology and new laws. In Washington our Congress has yet to take action to renew or amend the federal Clean Air Act. This is an example of a healthy political process in California.
President, American Lung
Assn. of California