SCAQMD Chief’s Criticism Of EJ Groups Over Trucks Draws New Line

August 12, 2021
The chief of the Los Angeles-area air district is strongly criticizing a coalition of environmental justice (EJ) groups over their opposition to district funding for cleaner natural gas trucks to replace dirty diesel models as a way to cut nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particulate matter, marking a new line between the regulators and the growing EJ and equity movement, sources say. One environmentalist says Wayne Nastri's letter to EJ groups reflects the district’s “need for major emission reductions from trucking...

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