For four years in a row when it gets to air quality, California urban centers are at the tip of the smogginess lists. At the top of the list for air quality, California urban centers like Bakersfield, Fresno, Los Angeles and the subway system area of Visalia-Tulare-Porterville. The data gathered to create this list is established on how often a cities’ air quality reached critical levels for ozone pollution. This informations was collected from the Environmental Protection Agency for the years of 1999 through 2001. 2001 was the most recent year that there was information available for.
In the “State of the Air” report card, fair betterments have been discovered in the air quality. California urban centers have made an affect on these improvements only the improvements are connected for the most part to weather rather of pollution control laws. Less hot days, more rainfall and wind have had the most evidential impact on these meliorations. Janice Nolan, managing director of national policy for the association thinks that “nothing has changed”.
In that respect are designed modifications to the Clean Air Act under the Bush establishment that most believe will merely harm us in the future, according to Nolan. These changes include the tolerance of more higher pollutant levels and the restriction of pollutant controls in newborn power stations.
The interaction between sunlight, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides during the combustion process create ozone. When this ozone is breathed in, the lung tissue swells up and respiring grows problematic corresponding to the Lung Association president Tony DeLucia whom is the professor of surgery at East Tennessee State University. This is most hazardous to people with asthma, bronchitis and pulmonary emphysema. Air quality for California urban centers amended in 93 counties since 2002. 26 other counties air quality for California urban centers lowered.
Two of the greatest contributors to ozone are machines and factories. The number one contributor is coal fueled electrical energy production, said Nolan. Nolan claims that some electricity companies are bettering discharges while others are delaying the update and upgrade process by provoking the laws in court of law.
Tony DeLucia claims that people do not economize and that the demand for more power is being met by the expansion of electricity companies. He also lays claim that when they spread out they do not apply the technologies gettable to check up on emissions.
Dan Reidinger, a representative from the Edison Electric Institute, which is a trade association for electric companies indicates that the industry has done a lot to cut down the emissions raised by the production of electricity.
Put differently, Reidinger believes that there is nothing extra that the electric producers in the United States of America need to do to fit the laws and rules determined by the authorities.