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The Region

March 18, 1987

The American Lung Assn. of California unveiled results of a six-month study that concluded that the South Coast Air Quality Management District governing board had failed to fully implement 66% of promised controls on stationary sources of air pollution, 80% of promised controls on mobile sources of air pollution, 81% of air pollution controls through land use decisions and alternative fuels and transportation. The controls were promised when the board adopted an air quality management plan in 1982. The association also called on the state Air Resources Board to back annual vehicle emission inspections through the state Smog Check program. Cars are now inspected every two years. The report is the latest criticism of the district, which in the last several months has come under fire from members of the state Legislature, Congress, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the state Air Resources Board and the Congress' General Accounting Office.

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