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Letters: A pollution reality check

August 29, 2013

Re "Gauging roads' pollution," Aug. 26

It's good news that regulators will soon begin monitoring air quality near major roads. While this effort may be long overdue, it's critical that we get this air pollution data so policy can be directed toward accelerating the transition to electricity produced by renewable sources to power our cars.

There are thousands of Americans, many here in Southern California, who power their homes and cars with sunlight or wind-generated electricity. When you do this, you eliminate more than 90% of the pollution for which you are responsible.

I suspect when the test results are known, most people will be surprised at how bad it really is. I hope that those with a conscience will take action to reduce their impact on the innocent victims of their pollution.

Paul Scott

Santa Monica

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