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California Wildfires

Protect Yourself from Wildfire Smoke

Hot and dry conditions are driving an increase in wildfire activity across California. Learn how to protect yourself from wildfire smoke.

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Our Progress

California has made significant progress to reduce our exposure to harmful air pollutants, the result of regulations and programs based on sound science. These achievements reflect a collective and bipartisan effort over the past half century that involves the Legislature, air districts, regulated industries and the public. We have come a long way but many in our state still breathe unhealthful air, and childhood asthma rates are above the national average.

There is far more work to be done. CARB stands ready as it enters its next 50 years to build on this strong environmental legacy and ensure that all Californians will breathe clean air.

Smog alerts in 1967
Smog alerts in 2019
Cut in black carbon since 1967

Board Meetings

The California Air Resources Board typically has monthly meetings with the agenda available at least 10 days prior to the meeting date. Board Meetings are open to the public and also available are via webcast.

The next meeting of the Board is scheduled for December 15-16, 2022