Caltrans plans are in conflict with EPA

In an article in Monday's Los Angeles Times the EPA publicly acknowledges that nearly one million Southern Californians are at a greater risk of respiratory illness because they live within 300 feet of a freeway.

It has been suggested that “local authorities take more aggressive steps to reduce emissions and curtail residential development near freeways.”

The other side of the coin is Caltrans, who is hell bent on building new freeways through residential neighborhoods, such as extending the 710 through South Pasadena, Pasadena, and tripling the already horrendous big-rig truck traffic through La Cañada and La Crescenta.

Trent D. Sanders
La Cañada

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