These Are America’s 10 Most Polluted Cities

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The downtown Fresno skyline with heavy haze is seen, Jan. 17, 2014.

The downtown Fresno skyline with heavy haze is seen, Jan. 17, 2014.

Oil pumps and scarred earth can be seen for miles in an area of North Bakersfield called the Bluffs. A Cogeneration Plant sits in the middle of the fields and is one of California's top polluters.

Oil pumps and scarred earth can be seen for miles in an area of North Bakersfield called the Bluffs. A Cogeneration Plant sits in the middle of the fields and is one of California’s top polluters.

Here are the U.S. cities with the most ozone pollution in 2015:

California is well-represented on the list & in the article.

1. Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA
2. Visalia-Porterville-Hanford, CA
3. Bakersfield, CA
4. Fresno-Madera, CA
5. Sacramento-Roseville, CA
6. Houston-The Woodlands, TX
7. Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK
8. Modesto-Merced, CA
9. Las Vegas-Henderson, NV-AZ
10. Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ

Sad facts for CA, AZ, OK, NV, and TX.  Air quality is growing problem which is having a big impact on public health. We also need to look at our water quality.   We have solved environmental problems before but corporate money is fighting change.  Our children deserve better.

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  1. Interestingly enough, I was discussing this with another commenter the other day. The EPA has a rule called the Cross Air Pollution Rule, which some in Congress want to slash out of the discussion. One of things that began with the rule was the fact that there were states, environmental and health groups, east of the polluters that sued the states that allowed air polluters for their noxious emissions.

    If those in Congress are able to do away with the rule, among some other pollution rules, there will no doubt be the same repercussions concerning not only air, but water also. Something those politicians won’t care about because they personally won’t be affected.

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    • I agree. Congress has been slashing the budgets of federal organizations for years. Organizations that were put into place to protect our environment because the states and corporations were not doing the job or listening to our citizens. I have a serious problem with the “States Rights” movement. It is about corporate greed instead of our national health and our environment.

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  2. Bringing this one up to date with Flint MI…and here in the KY we’re at 17 ppb air pollution, avg. Needless to say I upgraded my air room filtration system and bought a Bionaire last week after I saw that one. It has UV too. I’m seriously thinking of buying another one if it gets worse this summer.

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