The hyper-liberal state of California got some more bad news this week, with the American Lung Association ranking eight of America’s top ten most polluted cities within its borders.
“Forget the Golden State. California should be called the Smoggy State,” writes USA Today. “Eight of the USA’s 10 most-polluted cities, in terms of ozone pollution, are in California.”
“Near record-setting heat from our changing climate has resulted in dangerous levels of ozone in many cities across the country, making ozone an urgent health threat for millions of Americans,” said Lung Association President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer.
The failing grade comes after the San Francisco Tourism Board begged local authorities to clamp down on rampant crime and rising homelessness; saying “there’s trash everywhere.”
“The streets are filthy. There’s trash everywhere. It’s disgusting,” said the head of San Francisco’s visitors’ bureau. “I’ve never seen any other city like this — the homelessness, dirty streets, drug use on the streets, smash-and-grabs.”