Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

EPA Emissions Standards Rollback Is Senseless

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

EPA Emissions Standards Rollback Is Senseless

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The April 2 article "Trump's EPA Says It Will Ease Back Emissions Standards for Cars and Trucks" (post-gazette.com) shows the battle lines are about to be drawn in what is expected to be a lengthy struggle to keep the air free from excessive vehicular pollution. Whatstruck me about the article was the isolated position of the Environmental Protection Agency.

While California has long been the pioneer and leader when it comes to environmental issues, several states usually follow its lead. But now states such as Oregon and Washingtonhave independently protested the detrimental policies of the Trump administration and its EPAadministrator, Scott Pruitt. Leading cities in these and other states have also lent their voice,and environmental organizations have registered their concern at the regressive policies of the federal government. …

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