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Deadline looms for East Porterville water sign-ups

East Porterville homeowners eligible for a cost-free connection to a new sustainable water supply must sign up for the service by March 31 or miss this final opportunity to do so, the state Department of Water Resources says…

San Joaquin Valley ground zero for latest Trump effort

The San Joaquin Valley is under the gun from the federal Environmental Protection Agency to meet impossible to attain air quality standards in the next few years or lose federal highway funding…

In the battle over California climate policies, green projects are now in the hot seat

By paying for offsets, companies can generate environmental benefits anywhere in the country — they are not required to invest in green projects in California — as an alternative to cleaning up their own operations…

Dozens of Advocacy Groups Challenge EPA on Factory Farm Pollution

While the Trump administration orders the EPA do less to protect Americans from dirty air and water, and Congress threatens to dismantle the agency altogether, Food & Water Watch and 34 advocacy organizations are demanding that the agency do more to protect communities from factory farms…

Amendments to a bill extending California’s carbon market beyond 2020 would prioritise carbon offsetting in the state’s disadvantaged communities, prompting environmental justice campaigners to suggest they are open to a compromise on the controversial issue…

California Set to Regulate Carcinogen in Water for Decades

Hundreds of drinking-water wells across California’s San Joaquin Valley have been found to contain 1,2,3-trichloropropane, a likely human carcinogen…

The California State Board of Food and Agriculture will be discussing issues related to safe drinking water in disadvantaged communities at its upcoming meeting on Tuesday, March 7th…

‘A Tragedy’: Hundreds of Thousands of California Residents Exposed to Contaminated Water

The latest data from California’s Water Resources Control Board show 700,000 Californians are currently being exposed to contaminated water at home or at school…

California’s Environmental Justice Advisory Committee opposes carbon trading

In August 2016, California passed a new Senate Bill: SB 32…

Clearing the Air: PM2.5 and Attacks on the Clean Air Act

There is a planning process underway that many agencies and groups and individuals are involved with to reduce PM 2.5, our wintertime pollution, and there’s also some concerning attacks on the Clean Air Act…