Eric Betterton and Others Voice Concern Over Proposed Weakening of EPA Emissions Standards

EPA Emissions Standards News Conference Tucson June 25 2019
Thursday, June 27, 2019

Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Barbara Warren, MD, Director of Physicians for Social Responsibility Arizona Chapter, and Professor Eric Betterton, UA Dept. of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences, speak at a news conference regarding the dangers of rolling back the federal clean car standards. The event was held in a classroom at the Pima Medical Institute. Photo Credit: June 25, 2019, Christopher Conover/AZPM

At a news conference on Tuesday, HAS Department Head and University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Eric Betterton joined a group of scientists, physicians, and local politicians voicing their concern over the newly proposed weakening of EPA Emissions Standards. You can listen to a KOLD-News13 excerpt here (Betterton speaks at 2:09).

Betterton stated, "Now for the first time in my career, I see a proposal that's actually going to make air pollution worse. I can't believe it, that this is happening."

The news conference held in a classroom at the Pima Medical Institute was covered by several local stations and by the Arizona Daily Star, among others.

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