The Valley Air District says local air quality forecasts might soon get worse, even if the air is actually getting better. FM89’s Joe Moore explains.
The problem is summertime ozone pollution. Last year, the valley exceeded the federal, 8-hour ozone health standard 80 times. That sounds like a lot, and it is, but it’s also the lowest level on record for the region, and it’s down over 25 percent since 2011.