of Californians live with air that threatens their health.
years of your life may be lost due to living with unhealthy air.
The Coalition for Clean Air works to restore
California's most precious natural resource: the air we breathe!
If you live in California, air pollution touches your life—from high asthma rates, to alarming numbers of premature deaths, to the $28 billion price tag we pay each year. California is home to seven of the country’s 10 most air-polluted cities, with 90% of our population breathing air that violates federal health standards. And with our heavy contribution to climate change, California’s air pollution impacts those far beyond our own borders.
The Coalition for Clean Air (CCA) is uniquely qualified to combat these statistics. We target the state’s most damaging pollution sources by working with legislators and regulators—from local agencies to the White House—and collaborating with businesses, community groups and fellow advocates to provide innovative solutions that withstand political backlash. Our exclusive focus on California enables us to effectively address its acute air quality problem, as well as to use the state’s distinctive position as a testing ground for the nation’s environmental standards. And our statewide network adds a strategic edge to local air issues by bridging community efforts to opportunities that improve air quality across California.
We invite you to get to know us better by exploring the pages of this site. CCA is already working for you and a vision of clean, healthy air for all Californians. We hope you’ll choose to join us to make healthy air a reality.
Many thanks and best wishes,
Joseph K. Lyou, Ph.D.
The Coalition for Clean Air is California’s only statewide organization exclusively advocating for clean air.
Your gift to CCA helps us make significant improvements to California’s air through our efforts in:
We effectively lead California’s air improvement efforts, thanks to our valuable resources and earned credibility:
Expert and respected staff
The Coalition for Clean Air earns top ratings by Charity Navigator and the Better Business Bureau because more than 83% of every dollar you contribute goes directly to funding our work to protect the air you breathe. We rely on the generosity of foundations, corporations and individual donors like you to support our vision of clean air for all Californians.
CCA annual reports highlight our activities and some of the milestones achieved each year in our bold vision of clean, healthy air for California. The road to clean air is a long one, and the steps along the way require major investments of time, talent and resources. We invite you to read about the strides we’ve made, the people involved, and our preparations for what lies ahead.
2010-2011 Annual Report (3MB)
2009 Annual Report (1.8MB)