Pollution in the Grand Canyon State.
TUCSON -- There is a health warning today for harmful particulate pollution in our air. Flying back from DC yesterday, it looked like we were landing in Los Angeles. It's so bad this morning that you cannot even see the Santa Catalina Mountains from the city, and they are right there. We certainly make our own pollution in Pima County, but much of the bad air also blows in from Pinal and Maricopa Counties, from which we are downwind.
For far too long, lawmakers, EPA and AZDEQ have done too little, too late about air pollution as counties beholden to polluters say 'give us more time'. No more, fully implement the Clean Air Act now instead of continuing to try to avoid it as the pollution gets worse. Kids and people are getting sick, and our quality of life and economy are suffering. Arizona needs real action now to clean up our air, not more bureaucratic excuses and mumbo-jumbo.
I intend to take this on in the legislature with many diverse allies who will join me for a new, real effort to clean up Arizona's bad unhealthy air.