Los Angeles, CA / May 3, 2019 / -- As the list of cities around the world turning to commercial air filtration systems to protect air quality inside homes and buildings continues to grow, a number of city governments are taking it upon themselves to reduce air pollution emissions from their very source.
California’s Push for Clean Cars May Ease Burden on Commercial Air Filtration Systems
In 2018, Mary Nichols, California’s top air quality regulator, refused to back down on pursuing the state’s clean car initiative despite threats of intervention by the federal government.
Nichols, who believes California’s vehicle standards may soon serve as the blueprint of the country’s federal standards, responded to then-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s comments signaling his skepticism about states like California leading the charge against climate change. Pruitt’s comments even hinting that the EPA may rescind a state waiver under the Clean Air Act that allows California to enforce emissions standards for cars and trucks that were stricter than those of the federal government.
Pruitt’s comments were controversial, to say the least, as no EPA administrator has ever sought to revoke an existing waiver, not to mention the Clean Air Act doesn’t even use any language suggesting if it can be done.
Why Clean Car Standards Are So Important to Outdoor and Indoor Air Quality
California has long struggled with improving its outdoor and indoor air quality. According to the American Lung Association’s (ALA) 2018 ‘State of the Air’ report, eight out of the 10 cities with the worst air pollution are in California: Los Angeles, Bakersfield, Visalia, Fresno, Sacramento, San Diego, Modesto, and Redding.
California’s air pollution woes are caused by high vehicle traffic and severe traffic congestion on major roads—a chronic problem in Los Angeles-Long Beach, which suffers from the country’s worst ozone pollution. Ozone is a key component of smog.
And all that air pollution can make its way inside homes and buildings which is why the state of California is betting big on green cars.
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