Over a 21-month period from January 2016 to September 2017, major industrial facilities released pollution that exceeded the levels allowed under their Clean Water Act permits more than 8,100 times. Often, these polluters faced no fines or penalties.
Smart public policies, including those already pioneered in cities in the U.S. and around the world, can help California cities lead the electric vehicle revolution while expanding access to clean transportation options for those who live, work and play in cities.
Despite decades of progress under the Clean Air Act, Americans across the country continue to breathe unhealthy air, leading to increased risk of premature death, asthma attacks and other adverse health impacts.
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