american lung association

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

If you’re expecting clean air in the San Joaquin Valley, don’t hold your breath. The American Lung Association released this week its annual State of the Air report. It shows that Valley cities continue to top the lists for the most polluted areas in the nation for ozone, short-term particle pollution, and annual particle pollution. According to the report, the Bakersfield-Delano area is the most polluted in the country by short-term particle pollution, and it ties with Merced for worst...