Excellent historical perspective. I lived and worked in Orange County in the mid to late 1970’s and remembered the days, even weeks when all workers were encouraged to stay indoors at all times due to the smog alerts. The air was brown and one could barely see anything beyond 5 miles. I no longer live in California but visit family at least twice a year. In the last 25 years, I don’t recall experiencing any smog alerts even though the population and traffic volume has increased exponentially since the ‘70s. The evidence speaks for itself. Without legislation that is meant to protect public health, corporations have no incentive nor desire to allocate funds to do so. Though far from perfect in its implementation, I applaud all who were behind the efforts to clean up the California air.
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