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State of California celebrates 3rd Annual Clean Air Day

Recently, The American Lung Society ranked San Diego as the sixth worse air quality in the country.

SAN DIEGO — The state of California is recognizing Wednesday, October 7 as Clean Air Day. The state is encouraging people all over to take part in activities that will improve air quality such as planting trees.  

The San Diego Clean Air Day task force cited zero-emission vehicles and clean transportation as a step in the right direction.

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) recently showed off their electrical zero-emission buses. The agency said their plan is to eventually transition their entire fleet to electric or battery-powered vehicles.

The agency recently drafted a plan to move the entire fleet to zero emissions over the next 20 years. They say it could reduce their greenhouse impact by an estimated 43%.

MTS will be educating and engaging with riders about what they can do to keep the air clean.

Recently, The American Lung Society ranked San Diego as the sixth worse air quality in the country.

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