Letters to the Editor

Trump’s plans to undo clean air efforts are upsetting

President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday, April 6, 2017.
President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The New York Times

Growing up in the San Gabriel Valley just east of Los Angeles in the 1950s and ’60s, I know firsthand what the lack of clean air means.

On a hot, smoggy summer afternoon, I would bicycle to the public pool. My lungs hurt so badly I would be forced to turn around and go back home. We lived within 5 miles of Mount Wilson. We could only see the mountain two or three days a year due to the smog.

It is upsetting that our present administration is reversing efforts to clean and maintain the clean air our combined efforts over the years has achieved. I know the ’50s were great, but they weren’t that great.

Kent Cope, Paso Robles

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