Trump’s plans to weaken pollution rules threaten Lake Tahoe

June 13, 2018 by Emily Jackson

(Source: Reno Gazette-Journal) The effort by Republican President Donald Trump to weaken air pollution regulations could threaten the health and clarity of Lake Tahoe.

Trump’s administration is pushing a variety of rollbacks that could reverse air quality improvements of recent decades. Among them are regulations that govern fuel economy standards and tailpipe emission controls for cars and trucks.

Rollbacks would have nationwide air quality ramifications at Lake Tahoe and beyond, according to leading national experts on air quality and people who study Lake Tahoe.

The lake, in particular, could suffer from an increase in local pollutants that promote clarity-reducing algae growth and from the broader threats associated with global warming. Read full article

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