Which U.S. cities have dirtiest and cleanest air?

Usatoday.com lists Which U.S. cities have dirtiest and cleanest air. The list is based on the 2009 data from the Environmental Protection Agency which was released last week.

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10 Most Ozone-Polluted Cities
1. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif.
2. Bakersfield-Delano, Calif.
3. Visalia-Porterville, Calif.
4. Fresno-Madera, Calif.
5. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Yuba City, Calif.-Nev.
6. Hanford-Corcoran, Calif.
7. San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, Calif.
8. Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, Texas
9. Merced, Calif.
10. Charlotte-Gastonia-Salisbury, N.C.-S.C.

10 Cities Most Polluted by Short-term Particle Pollution
1. Bakersfield-Delano, Calif.
2. Fresno-Madera, Calif.
3. Pittsburgh-New Castle, Pa.
4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif.
5. Salt Lake City-Ogden-Clearfield, Utah
6. Provo-Orem, Utah
7. Visalia-Porterville, Calif.
8. Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, Ala.
9. Hanford-Corcoran, Calif.
9. Logan, Utah-Idaho
9. Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Yuba City, Calif.-Nev.
10 Cities Most Polluted by Year-Round Particle Pollution
1. Bakersfield-Delano, Calif.
2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, Calif.
2. Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Ariz.
2. Visalia-Porterville, Calif.
5. Hanford-Corcoran, Calif.
6. Fresno-Madera, Calif.
7. Pittsburgh-New Castle, Pa.
8. Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, Ala.
9. Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington, Ohio-Ky.-Ind.
10. Louisville-Jefferson County-Elizabethtown-Scottsburg, Ky.-Ind.
10. Modesto, Calif.

25 Cleanest U.S. Cities for Year-round Particle Pollution

1. Cheyenne, Wyo.
2. Santa Fe-Espanola, N.M.
3. Tucson, Ariz.
4.Great Falls, Mont.
4. Honolulu, Hawaii
6. Anchorage, Alaska
7. Albuquerque, N.M.
7. Amarillo, Texas
9. Redding, Calif.
10. Salinas, Calif.
11. Bismarck, N.D.
12. Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
13. Billings, Mont.
14. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.
14. Flagstaff, Ariz.
14. Fort Collins-Loveland, Colo.
14. Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla.
14. Sarasota-Bradenton-Punta Gorda, Fla.
19. Claremont-Lebanon, N.H.-Vt.
20. Port St. Lucie-Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
20. Rapid City, S.D.
22. Duluth, Minn.-Wis.
23. Fargo-Wahpeton, N.D.-Minn.
24. Bangor, Maine
24. Burlington-South Burlington, Vt.
24. Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, Fla.
Cleanest U.S. Cities for Ozone Air Pollution (no ranking)
Bismarck, N.D.
Brownsville-Harlingen-Raymondville, Texas
Brunswick, Ga.
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Dothan-Enterprise-Ozark, Ala.
Duluth, Minn.-Wis.
Fargo-Wahpeton, N.D.-Minn.
Honolulu
Laredo, Texas
Lincoln, Neb.
Monroe-Bastrop, La.
Naples-Marco Island,
Port St. Lucie-Sebastian-Vero Beach, Fla.
Rapid City, S.D.
Rochester, Minn.
Santa Fe-Espanola, N.M.
Savannah-Hinesville-Fort Stewart, Ga.
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Spokane, Wash.
Topeka, Kan.

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