Air board votes to address pollution problems in South Los Angeles
The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Governing Board has voted to add South Los Angeles to a list of areas considered disproportionately affected by pollution and in need of assistance.
The board, at a meeting Friday, also directed the district’s staff to pursue additional funding to help support emission-reduction efforts in the area.
The list is mandated by Assembly Bill 617, signed into law by then-Gov. Jerry Brown in 2017, which requires the California Air Resources Board to reduce emissions in communities that have been affected by more than their fair share of poor air quality.
The war on smog has been called one of America’s greatest environmental successes.
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