As mentioned in the video above, ozone is the most widespread pollutant in the U.S. Ozone pollution forms in the atmosphere when gases that come out of tailpipes, smokestacks, and other sources react to the presence of sunlight. As climate change raises global temperatures, the frequency and intensity of ozone formation rises. Unsafe levels of ozone act as a powerful respiratory irritant, causing a variety of respiratory ailments, including premature death. We support the recently passed EPA ozone standards update from 75 ppb to 70 ppb. We're fighting to ensure the ozone legislation is enforced and that ozone levels are reduced.
To learn more about ozone:
- State of the Air Report – Learn about Ozone Pollution in Your Area
- Ozone Pollution Remains a Powerful Threat to Children and Adults with Asthma
Clean Cities, a program run by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is a neutral consult for organizations wanting to learn more about alternative fuels and petroleum reduction strategies for their vehicle fleets. Clean Cities supports local action to displace petroleum in the transportation sector to increase energy security, support our domestic economy, and improve air quality for the benefit of public health and the environment.
A Clean Cities Coalition, as listed above, based in Colorado Springs and operating in the Southern region of Colorado.
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