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Cabazon Band reaches agreement to cover air quality rules

The Cabazon Band of Mission Indians reached an agreement to abide by air quality rules in southern California.

The tribe agreed to enforce 39 air quality rules issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, a state agency. But violations will be handled by a new tribal environmental board or in tribal court.

The rules will cover businesses at the tribe's 600-acre industrial park. Local officials claim a soil-recycling plant there has contributed to air pollution.

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Mecca: Tribe agrees to air quality rules (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 1/18)

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