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Old 01-04-2009, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Most Polluted Cities (air quality) according to the American Lung Association's State of the Air Report 2008:

Top 10 Most Polluted U.S. Cities - weather.com
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Alpharetta, GA (North Atlanta Metro)
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WOO! ATL NUMBER 6 ON THE YEAR ROUND PARTICLE LIST! YAY!
jk pollution is a grim matter and should be treated as such
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Old 01-04-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Omaha
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WOO! ATL NUMBER 6 ON THE YEAR ROUND PARTICLE LIST! YAY!
jk pollution is a grim matter and should be treated as such
With the thick lingering humid air, it's not suprising. I'm guessing it doesn't get the chance to "self clean" as often as other areas of the country.
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Old 01-05-2009, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Houston Texas
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What is funny is that the state of California tries to act like it is so progressive and concerned about the environment but they dominate those lists for most polluted cities
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:51 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What is funny is that the state of California tries to act like it is so progressive and concerned about the environment but they dominate those lists for most polluted cities
Well, Texas is the only state in the country and the world who can pollute an entire country and taint the world with a BUSH.
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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What is funny is that the state of California tries to act like it is so progressive and concerned about the environment but they dominate those lists for most polluted cities
It would be a lot worse if it wasn't for our environmental regulations and concern over the environment, Los Angeles' air is far cleaner today than it was in the 1970's.

CA cities are a victim of geography and climate. You stick any other US cities in the location of many CA cities and they would have worse pollution. You have cities like Houston and Dallas that receive much more rainfall throughout the year and are not surrounded by mountains that trap pollutants yet they rank up their with CA cities.

California is one of the Top 10 states for having the lowest CO2 emissions per capita and all the states in the Top 10 are what would be considered "progressive" states too. The average Texan emits almost 3x the amount of the average Californian.

Interactive Map: States with Renewable Energy Initiatives Are the Clean and Clear Winners
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Old 01-05-2009, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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Well, Texas is the only state in the country and the world who can pollute an entire country and taint the world with a BUSH.
Actually you can get with CT about that.
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Well, Texas is the only state in the country and the world who can pollute an entire country and taint the world with a BUSH.
no i can see bushes out my window. Not a Texas or Conn thing, and they don't pollute!
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:47 PM
 
Location: Midwest City, OK
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I am surpised Oklahoma is not somehwere on those lists - then again I guess it could be worse. Living less than 5 miles from an air force base can be torture to the lungs some days. You can litterally taste the jet fuel. D:
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Old 01-05-2009, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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that was interesting..

some towns i wouldnt even expect are on that list... and they arent LA/NY/NWK/Balt
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