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June 29 2011

02:55

Groups Challenge EPA Decision to Exempt California Power Plant From Pollution Laws

EarthJustice.org Clean air advocates petition over agency’s free pass for Avenal facility June 28, 2011 Oakland, CA  — Environmental groups are challenging a recent decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to exempt a proposed power plant in central California from pollution laws that protect clean air and human health. The EPA announced May 27 [...]

April 13 2011

01:14

EPA Plans to Exempt CA Power Plant from Pollution Laws

EarthJustice.org Proposed waiver could lead to ‘grandfather’ exemptions nationwide April 12, 2011 Oakland, CA — In a decision that could set a precedent for proposed polluting industries across the country, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that a proposed gas-fired power plant in California would not be subject to current pollution regulations because the [...]
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March 21 2011

12:46

February 11 2011

19:59

February 03 2011

16:48

November 17 2010

16:33

Central Valley Air Polluters Fail to Meet Clean Air Targets Set 20 Years Ago; Deadline Today

EarthJustice.org Clean air advocates ask EPA to honor law, clean Central Valley air pollution November 15, 2010 San Francisco, CA — A dozen public health and clean air advocacy groups petitioned the EPA today to address gaping holes in state plans to reduce air pollution in the Central Valley. In 1990, Congress promised that even [...]

November 12 2010

16:33

Water Deals Heighten Concern for Farms

The latest transfer of water from farmers in California's San Joaquin Valley to nearby developers raises anew the issue of whether, and how, taxpayer-subsidized water rights should be sold.

November 09 2010

21:32

For California, a Rebuff on 2 Pollution Plans

The agency judges the science supporting action plans for two of the state's sootiest air basins, in Los Angeles and the San Joaquin Valley, to be inadequate.

November 02 2010

14:19

August 12 2010

20:33

August 11 2010

16:41

For Parched Farmers, a Crop of Electrons

The Westlands Water District hopes to make money off salt-contaminated land by providing an initial 12,000 acres to a firm that would build a solar power complex.

May 11 2010

04:16

Groups Sue To Force EPA Action on California Air Pollution

EarthJustice.org Agency fails to clean up nation’s dirtiest air basins May 6, 2010 San Francisco, CA — Community and environmental groups filed three lawsuits, and gave notice of their intent to file more, against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday over the agency’s failure to ensure air pollution in California is reduced to safe levels as [...]

April 26 2010

14:02

Smog in a Rural Valley? Mystery Is Solved

A study suggests that the primary cause of the San Joaquin Valley's puzzling smog is actually cattle feed.

January 21 2010

08:16

NEW BOOK OF LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY BY ELIZABETH CARMEL FOCUSES ON CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES IN THE LAKE TAHOE AND SIERRA NEVADA REGION OF CALIFORNIA

Here is a book that touches my heart.  The beauty of the Sierra Nevada where I was raised and proud to say where I am currently living.  The reason I started this blog is because the elevation I reside at has smog now coming up from the San Joaquin Valley.  It burns my eyes in [...]
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