Communities Urge 710 Long Beach Freeway Completion

San Gabriel Valley cities say expansion is important to compliance with regional air quality, but EPA refutes claim.
June 9, 2000, 7pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Officials from Alhambra, Monterey Park, Monrovia, La Puente and San Gabriel reported that completion of the highly-controversial 710 Long Beach Freeway was key to complying with the Clean Air Act. The Environmental Protection Agency subsequently rejected that argument, saying that a single project would not have a significant impact on air quality in the region. At issue is legislation which would allow South Pasadena, a staunch opponent of the 6.2-mile expansion between the Foothill and San Bernardino freeways, to veto the freeway expansion.

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Published on Friday, June 9, 2000 in The Los Angeles Times
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