In the past 30 years, smog has decreased dramatically in Southern California thanks to the South Coast Air Quality Management District. But the region is still the nation's smoggiest. So, why is the new AQMD board weakening air pollution regulations and adopting rules backed by oil refineries and other major polluters? Warren Olney talks to Senate Majority Leader Kevin de Leon and John White, the Legislative Director of the Clean Power Campaign, about the board's new Republican majority.
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