“Air Quality Regulators give Truckers more time to meet smog standards” By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times

A day after hearing hours of impassioned testimony from a divided trucking industry, California air quality regulators on Friday postponed deadlines for aging heavy-duty trucks to comply with the nation’s toughest diesel air pollution rules.

“We understand that cleaning up trucks is expensive, but somebody has to pay,” said Pamela Tapia, a community college student from Oakland with asthma. “Right now we’re paying with our health and that’s not right.”

Click here to read the full article. Pamela Tapia is a former New Voices Are Rising student and featured in our New Voices Are Rising video.

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