I recently participated in a conversation with midlevel managers at the APCD. The meeting had been arranged by Chandra Rosenthal, the regional attorney for Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER). She and PEER had recently represented 3 pollution modelers from the APCD who claimed that the agency was not ensuring that air pollution permits complied with the requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA) before approval. They were just pushing them out the door. The agency claimed it had no requirement to do modeling for many of the polluters seeking pollution permits under the CAA.
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