As local air district moves out of "command and control" mode, what's at stake?
Thursday, July 27, 1995
It is, depending on your point of view, a tremendous victory of citizens over bureaucracy or a sell-out to industry by one of the state's strictest air pollution boards. Whatever your conclusion, the situation is pretty clear: the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District (MBUAPCD) ain't what it used to be, thanks to changes in state regulations, political philosophies, and a local coalition of business and municipal leaders who decided they were mad as hell and weren't going to tolerate the air board's "command and control" mode any more.
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