Enforcing the Clean Air Act for California's Air
October 1, 2003
The Ninth Circuit ruled in July 2003 that EPA has the authority to regulate all major sources of air pollution under the Clean Air Act, including large agricultural sources. This decision allows the EPA to take steps to force the State of California to remove its blanket exemption for agricultural pollution. The victory was the latest in a series of decisions which have untangled the California Farm Bureau’s stranglehold on air pollution controls in California’s huge Central Valley.
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