@BruceBanner I don't think the east coast has been worse than that, but we don't want it to be either. I've lived most of my life and all of the past 25 years in or near major cities in the DC to Boston corridor, and there haven't been stretches of days where you can't see the sky. What we do get are days listed as "poor air quality" where people with lung conditions such as asthma are warned to stay inside, and the industry you're talking about is concentrated in Black neighborhoods, so guess who is more likely to be vulnerable to asthma.
I drive an old car, so it's not electric or hybrid. Even though I bought it in Maryland, I was reassured by the sticker on the back side window that said it met California's ultra low emissions standards. We all benefit by our cars meeting the most stringent standards. We all have to breathe that air. The air doesn't stay above California.
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