Ozone, more commonly known as smog, is a type of pollution formed from the exhaust of power plants, factories, cars and trucks. It is linked to lung and heart disease, thousands of deaths each year and up to 1 million missed days of school.
Complaint: Groups Sue to Stop Daily 100-Car Train Deliveries of Toxic Crude Oil to Bakersfield Terminal
This week residents in Carson, California, a city in Los Angeles County near the harbor, beat back one of the worst urban oil drilling proposals out there. Occidental Petroleum proposed an unusually dangerous plan to drill more than 200 new wells in extremely close proximity to homes, schools and parks.