Rollback of Clean Car Rules. Also, Smoke from Wildfires: Health Alerts.

Thursday_673x324THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
PROGRAM # 8399 12:00 PM PT

Rollback of Clean Car Rules.

The Trump administration is proposing to rollback landmark federal clean car and fuel economy standards. About 20 state Attorney Generals are countering with legal challenges, stating the new plans will cause people to breathe dirtier air and pay higher gas prices. Analysts comment on the specifics of the new plans and their potential impact on climate change and clean energy jobs. They also comment on recent controversial tweet messages by President Trump, blaming the spread of wildfires in California on “bad environmental laws” and “diverting water into the Pacific Ocean.”

Guests: Alberto Ayala, Executive Director, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District, Sacramento, CA; Javier Sierra, Associate Director of Communications, Sierra Club, Washington, D.C.

Smoke from Wildfires: Health Alerts. The dense clouds of smoke from wildfires blanketing large areas of California are worsening the air quality and causing health problems for vulnerable people. A health reporter identifies the areas most heavily impacted by the smoke, the health issues of breathing toxic smoke, and the health warnings officials are giving older adults and young children to protect themselves.

Guest: Ana Ibarra, Health Reporter, Kaiser Health News, Sacramento, CA.

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