Valley Public Radio’s hosted another Be Public Live community forum March 14, 2018 on the future of our air quality and the efforts to clean up the valley’s polluted skies. Valley Public Radio reporter Kerry Klein moderated the discussion which featured guests including:
Dolores Barajas-Weller - Director, Central Valley Air Quality Coalition
Steve Worthley - Tulare County Supervisor & Vice Chair of the Valley Air District Governing Board
Tom Knox - Executive Director, Valley Clean Air Now
The event explored how changes in technology, government and society will impact the air quality debate. Will electrification of the automobile eventually provide the answer to the valley’s air quality problems? Will technology help agriculture and industry further reduce their emissions? How will the changing regulatory environment impact the valley? And how can this region balance job growth and employment diversification, while still improving the air we all breathe?