Tuesday, May 1, 2007

L.A. tops list of nation's most polluted

Not surprising: Los Angeles is smoggy and the air quality sucks. The American Lung Association just released a report that found that the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside metropolitan area had the worst air quality based on 2003-2005 figures. Here are the top five offenders:
  1. Los Angeles
  2. Pittsburgh
  3. Bakersfield
  4. Birmingham
  5. Detroit

Hmmm, so air quality seems to be getting better, despite overall population and economic growth in these United States? Why doesn't that sort of thing ever get pushed to the top of such stories?

Source: reason.com

"Nobody is surprised that LA has an air pollution problem," said Janice Nolen, the association's assistant vice president for national policy and advocacy. "The problems there are one of the reasons we have the Clean Air Act. But it is important for folks to know that there has been some improvement."

Source: news.yahoo.com

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