Life is stranger than fiction. The so-called champions of the environment, the Democratic Party, rule the most polluted cities in the entire United States. The irony is so thick you can taste it. Oh, never mind… That’s the air you’re tasting.
Don’t you love the taste of failed liberalism in the morning?
Eight of the USA’s 10 most-polluted cities, in terms of ozone pollution, are in California, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report, released Wednesday.
The Los Angeles/Long Beach area took the dubious distinction of being the nation’s most ozone-polluted city as it has for nearly the entire 19-year history of the report.
Overall, the report said about 133 million Americans — more than four of 10 — live with unhealthful levels of air pollution, placing them at risk for premature death and other serious health effects such as lung cancer, asthma attacks, cardiovascular damage and developmental and reproductive harm.
“We still have a lot to do in this country to clean up air pollution,” said Lyndsay Moseley Alexander, director of the Association’s Healthy Air Campaign.
The report looked at pollution levels from 2014 to 2016. Ozone pollution was worse overall in this report than it was in last year’s report.
Bakersfield, Calif., was in second place for ozone pollution. Other California cities on the list include Fresno, Sacramento and San Diego. The only non-California metro areas in the top 10 list were Phoenix and New York City, all ruled by Democrats.
Of the 10 most-polluted cities, seven cities did worse in this year’s report, including Los Angeles and the New York City metro area.
Bajersfield, Visalia-Portville-Hanford, Fresno-Madera, Sacramento-Roseville, San Diego-Carlsbad, Modesto-Merced, and Redding-Red Bluff made up seven of the next eight spots, the study said.
The report looked at pollution levels between 2014 and 2016 and it said ozone pollution was worse in 2017 than it was the year before. About 133 million people live in unhealthy areas, putting them more at risk of serious health consequences such as lung cancer and cardiovascular damage, according to the study.
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April 18, 2018