For the years 2002-2011, inclusive:
The graphs below tell the story. The 2008 8-hour Ozone Standard violations per year are compared in the first graph. The second compares the annual violations of the 1997 Ozone Standard. The third is for the 1-hr Ozone Standard violations. This is the one making us pay the $29 million annual fine.
In all three graphs it is clear that there is improvement from 2002. But, looking at just the past 6 or 8 years, the questions must be asked:
WHERE IS THE CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT THAT WILL EVENTUALLY GIVE US HEALTHY AIR???
HOW IS 2010 OR 2011 “THE CLEANEST SUMMER ON RECORD” AS WE SEE ON AIR DISTRICT BILLBOARDS???