CARB Chair warns latest Trump effort to “review” air quality rules may put all Americans’ health at risk.
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California Air Resources Board Chair Mary D. Nichols today released the following statement on President Trump's Executive Order issued yesterday to review the National Ambient Air Quality Standards:
“This order caves to a minority of industries who claim Clean Air Act standards are too strict, too costly and too burdensome,” said the CARB chair. “The truth is a large body of research shows the Clean Air Act dramatically improves public health, especially among our most vulnerable populations. The consequences of inaction are irresponsible -- unhealthy people, shortened lives, and greater demands on our health care system.”