Politics, asbestos mix in foothills
A long-divisive debate about growth spills over into the region's asbestos controversy.
An article in the Sacramento Bee link here describes how California politicians from the region see the asbestos issue. Sacramento's Senator Ortiz is concerned about potential liability should the levels of asbestos produce health affects. Senator Cox is concerned that without a clear determination of the critical level of asbestos in the air, the issue will be seized by nogrowthers who have been unable to throw enough monkey wrenches into the political machinery to stop modest development.
Ortiz sees soccer moms and Cox sees nogrowthers.