Tag Archives: Cal EPA

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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Costa Believes It: Therefore It’s True

Former Senator Moynahan said once: “You are entitled to your own opinion…but you are not entitled to your own facts.” Political scientists at the research-renowned University of Michigan are pointing out that facts don’t necessarily have the power to change our … READ MORE »

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Report Fuels the Water Wars

Claims that EPA environmental restrictions have caused more fallow land and the loss of jobs in the San Joaquin Valley have been watered down by a new study. The most recent drought hit California through 2007 to 2009, and was … READ MORE »

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Kettleman City Finally Gets Water Treatment Plant. Two Years from Now …

Pour yourself a glass of water from the tap in Kettleman city and you’ll find it’s often yellow and smells of rotten eggs. That would be off-putting enough, but arsenic and benzene levels also make that glass of water unsafe … READ MORE »

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Methyl Iodide on your Strawberries, anyone?

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) first registered methyl iodide as a pesticide in October 2007, despite a letter from more than 50 scientists, including five Nobel Laureates. National approval came at the end of the term of Bush’s EPA … 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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