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How California can be on the road to zero emissions

Everyone deserves to breathe clean air.

Unfortunately for many Californians, they don’t have the choice.

According to a 2017 Los Angeles Times investigative article, more than 1.2 million people live within 500 feet of a freeway in Southern California. The American Lung Association estimates that in 2015, California suffered $15 billion in health costs due to greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution from passenger vehicles, including respiratory illness, premature mortality and lost workdays.

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