If California’s regulations are so strict, why is our air still so bad?

Christina Dunbar-Hester, current Member in the School of Social Science, argues that people’s health and mobility should take precedence over goods movement in the quest for cleaner air in California.

"Swapping in new fuel sources alone won’t be enough to get emissions to healthful levels. We need to reexamine system-level choices and put novel solutions on the table. Instead of just thinking about how to make new technology replicate exactly the transportation systems we have, California should rethink its economic dependence on moving freight at the current volume, distance and speed, which come at the expense of human health."

Read more at Los Angeles Times.