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New authority for air regulators in California




LA's downtown skyline in 2006. Many think we'll never look like that again, thanks to new authority given to air pollution regulators   (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LA's downtown skyline in 2006. Many think we'll never look like that again, thanks to new authority given to air pollution regulators (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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This week Air regulators in California got a big boost from the state, as Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that will give officials new authority to curtail polluters.

The law will go into effect January 1st and was sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. We spoke about it with Wayne Nastri, the Executive Officer of the SCAQMD.