Return Of The Smog

The worst pollution in five years has hit Los Angeles, causing the issue of its first Stage One smog alert since 1998. Experts blame SUVs and growth.
July 16, 2003, 8am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"The proliferation of pollution sources and regional growth as well as setbacks in the development of key smog control technologies are threatening to undo hard-won clean-air gains in the Los Angeles area...At the root of the problem, experts argue, are too many people driving too many cars, especially trucks and sport utility vehicles that are subject to more lenient fuel efficiency standards than passenger cars...The Bush administration recently decided not to seek stringent emission controls for big ships, sought by air quality officials along the California coast... Growth patterns in the suburbs, too, are causing smog problems. "

Thanks to Gilbert Estrada

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Published on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 in The Los Angeles Times
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