I live in the Central Valley of California, a huge economic engine in agriculture, manufacturing and oil production. Yet, we suffer bad air quality. Most people who live here have no choice but to stay, as good paying work is nearby.
I care about air quality, because I have asthma and my family does as well. I have seen and experienced firsthand what bad air quality does to my quality of life in the valley. It's not good. We're improving, but there is still much work to do.