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Elimination of Air Board Worries Advocates, Farmers

Clean air advocates and some farm groups have united to speak out against a proposal to eliminate the state´s Air Resources Board.

It´s one of more than one-hundred boards and commissions targeted by the California Performance Review, which was ordered by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Under the plan for environmental oversight, independent boards regulating everything from air quality to waste management would be rolled into one administrative office.

But critics argue that doing so will give the public less access to important governmental bodies.