The Topography, the Climate, More Cars, and More of Us
here are many factors to balance in the quest for cleaner air. These
are some of the long-range policies that aim to protect our health and
the health of our environment:
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- New U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Ambient Air Quality Standards
are being implemented to protect us from ozone damage and lung-damaging
fine particulate matter.
- Because of its combination of population, vegetation, topography, and
climate, California has one of the most severe wildfire environments in
the world. New wildland fire management policies are emerging to meet
- The California Air Resources Board Mobile Source Plan is a comprehensive
strategy for reducing mobile source pollution that reaches into the 21st
century. It emphasizes pollution prevention with zero emissions vehicles
and better transportation planning.
- California's Smog Check Program, which was first introduced in 1984,
has been strengthened. Smog Check II, designed to meet the requirements
of the Federal Clean Air Act, is a vehicle emissions inspection and maintenance
program based on the importance of individual responsibility.