Rep. Bass Slams Trump Administration Override of Californian Environmental Protections
“The Trump administration today is taking measures to bring Los Angeles back to the days of smog alerts. As has been already well-documented, the effects of rolling back these environmental protections will be first felt by those living in communities just off of highways. California’s standards are not only part of a larger responsibility to take care of our planet, but also part of a very local push to protect our public health by reducing risk factors that lead to asthma and heart disease.
“Now, with a total disregard for both our environment and the public health of this country, the Trump administration is willingly introducing uncertainty into the already-tariff affected automobile industry, which will prove to only harm productivity and wages. Saving our planet and improving the economy is a false choice. We will continue to fight to protect our environment while investing in high-paying, sustainable jobs.”