The Central Valley Essay

2004 Words Dec 7th, 2016 9 Pages
The Central Valley has played an important role in California being the strongest economic state in the country. The Central Valley, which population centers comprise of Fresno, Clovis, Modesto, and Visalia, have contributed substantially to California’s economy by being one of its leading agricultural producers. In contrast to its city-orientated “brother” in south California, or the “Bay area,” the Central Valley does not typically have busy streets, tall buildings, sandy beaches, and Hollywood celebrities. Instead, the Valley has unobtrusive roads, beautiful orchards and vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see, and everyday middle-class Americans. This makes it ideal, geographically, for one to carry out their agricultural endeavors in the Central Valley, but one considerable defect of this otherwise illustrious place, and that is air pollution. There have been numerous sources that have accredited the Valley as having near the worst to the very worst air quality in all California and, by some estimates, in the entire United States. This is something that has not gone unnoticed by residents and local governments, as nearly everyone in the Central Valley has united to combat the severe case of air pollution and poor air quality in this agricultural homeland. This paper will outline the regulations that are centered on reducing the poor air quality, possible causes of air pollution, the correlation between a larger global crisis, the effects on inhabitants and the…

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