Here's the full top ten list of the most polluted U.S. cities by ozone, according to the report:
The combination of three main factors are the cause of notable unhealthy levels of air pollution in California: the activities of over 39 million people, a mountainous terrain that traps pollution, and a warm climate that helps form ozone and other pollutants.
- Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA.
- Bakersfield, CA.
- Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA.
- Fresno-Madera, CA.
- Sacramento-Roseville, CA.
- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA.
- Modesto-Merced, CA.
- Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ.
It looks like the only way to clean the air is for more people to leave California. The electric car and carbon credits are not working for this state.
The good news is the state politicians are making decisions that make it very easy to leave this state.
Maybe High Speed Rail will help.....When we have burn days up in the Sierra to get rid of brush we always look at the wind pattern. If it is going east they let us burn.