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Local Agencies Blast Review Of California Rule To Cut Organic Waste GHGs

October 7, 2019
Solid waste agencies and local air districts are attacking a draft environmental impact report (EIR) for California’s landmark proposed rule to slash greenhouse gases from organic waste disposal, charging it underestimates air and water impacts and fails to consider viable, less costly alternatives. The local officials’ comprehensive criticism of the document could presage legal challenges to the rule via the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). “The EIR underestimates additional vehicle miles traveled (VMT), energy costs, air quality impacts, and traffic...

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