Clean Air for California
Cutting Health-Threatening Air Pollution 50% by 2010

Executive Summary

Despite progress made over the past several decades, California continues to have the worst air quality in the nation. During his campaign for governor in 2003, Governor Schwarzenegger made a bold promise to clean up California’s air, committing to reduce health-threatening air pollution by 50 percent by 2010. Clean Air for California: Cutting Health-Threatening Air Pollution 50% by 2010 provides an assessment of programs currently in place, while making the case that achieving 50 percent reductions in air pollution will be impossible without substantial new commitments to clean air programs. This report also suggests further action the state could take to reach the Governor’s goals.