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Air Quality Elements

Air Quality Elements

Applicable Community Size

California’s air quality has continuously increased since the California Air Pollution Control Act was passed in 1947.  The state has been consistently ahead of the federal government, other states, and the rest of the world in monitoring and reducing air pollution. Yet, California’s metropolitan regions still score in the nation’s top ten areas with the worst ozone levels.  If the state is to continue to have healthy air quality, local governments must take action to further reduce pollution emissions.