Tag Archives: air quality

They’re Fed Up in Arvin and Doing Something About It

You may remember from a previous post that the California Air Resources Board relocated an air monitor which had been collecting data for the last 20 years.  Results showed that Arvin had the worst smog in the United States. The station is … READ MORE »

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When the Game Gets Too Close Move the Goalposts

In short, an air monitoring site showing the highest rates of ozone pollution in the Valley–in Arvin–was moved so that the readings make the job the state agency is doing look better. The air monitor at the Bear Mountain site has collected … READ MORE »

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The Valley’s Dirty Air Just Gets Worse

Every time I drive down to Bakersfield from the mountains surrounding the Central Valley, I take a big breath at the top of the Grapevine on I-5, and try not to breathe the air on the flatlands below.  Forbes magazine … READ MORE »

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The Battle of Warring Studies, Kettleman City – Part II

I’m sure it must cheer Kettleman City families that Kings County has been given $158, 000 to develop a program to improve birth outcomes using grant money from the company that runs the hazardous waste dump three miles out of … READ MORE »

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