Some Bay Area counties get ‘F’ on new smog report card
By Paul Rogers
Two-thirds of California counties — including Santa Clara, Alameda and Contra Costa — received an “F” for their levels of smog or soot, according to a new report card out today from the American Lung Association.
Altogether, 38 counties, mostly grouped in Southern California and the Central Valley, were given failing grades for their levels of the two air pollutants. Another 16 — including San Mateo, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Marin and Monterey — received an “A” under the lung association’s 10th annual “State of the Air 2009” report.
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