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Diverse Approach in California can Reverse Troubling Climate Protection and Air Quality Trends

November 13, 2018

Source: ACT News

Conventional wisdom has been that California is making great strides toward improving its air quality and reducing its carbon footprint. Given the state’s progressive environmental policies and the sheer volume of money that California has been throwing at cleaning up pollution sources over the last couple of decades, it is a common assumption that the Golden State will gradually live up to its idyllic image.

Yet the truth is much more complicated and contrary. The fact is that, while on some measures the state has made phenomenal strides in climate protection and reducing exposure to smog and toxic air pollutants, past progress has been tempered of late with some sobering counter trends.

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