Tag: air quality

Kick-off: Community Cohort to Promote Compliance with Environmental Regulations.

November 13, 2015 Tulare, CA — Central California Environmental Justice Network is excited to kick off a project to improve the participation of community members in compliance and enforcement processes throughout the San Joaquin Valley.  This project includes  putting a cohort (pictured here) of residents and advocates through inspector level courses at the Cal-EPA.  Through the […]

Air Quality Victory in Fresno!

**CCEJN Unity Council member Sarah Sharpe addresses the media during a press conference on May 30th** June 2, 2014 On Friday, May 30th, many clean air advocates held a press conference to inform the public about a key judicial decision in favor of clean air. Fresno’s Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Sierra Club, the […]

There is nothing surprising about the pipeline leak in Arvin

–March 18, 2014 There is nothing surprising about the pipeline leak in Arvin that gave way to a voluntary evacuation of 20 houses.  It isn’t surprising that the pipeline would leak because that happens more than any industry or government entity would be willing to recognize.  It is not surprising that the residents of Arvin […]

Not Buying Ozone Compliance

The announcement by our valley air board of compliance with the one-hour ozone standard is bogus. Their claim is based on three dubious and unprovable assumptions: One, that a couple violations in Fresno last year were caused by pollution from a fire at a refinery in the Bay Area. Two, that the Arvin Bear Mountain […]

Sierra Forest Legacy Announces a 2000+ Acre Controlled Burn Near Fresno

                                                         Boulder  Burn  Air  Quality  Alert  —  Information  for  Respiratory  Patients   The Problem Our National Forests are at high risk to large uncharacteristic wildfire. This year the […]

10th Annual CVAQ Lobby Day

–August 27, 2013 Central Valley Air Quality Coalition celebrated their tenth annual lobby day by traveling to the state Capitol building on Monday. CVAQ’s annual lobby day focuses on bringing attention, empowering residents, and lobbying for better air quality in the San Joaquin Valley. This year the coalition focused on mobilizing residents and community leaders […]