Special pollutant reduction program adopted for the north Salton Sea Region

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The California Air Resources Board approved a community emissions reduction program for the Eastern Coachella Valley near the Salton Sea to reduce air pollution emission in the area, it was announced Friday, Sept. 10. The approval marks the start of additional measures being taken by The South Coast Air Quality Management District to reduce pollution affecting “low-income” communities in the northern area of the Salton Sea. According to CARB, the program is being implemented because the northern area of the Salton Sea suffers from a high amount of air pollutants due to emissions from diesel-powered vehicles, dust from recreational off-roading, open burning, illegal dumping and pesticide applications. A community emissions reduction program specifically targets what CARB consid
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