The Latest by Sarah Jackson

Research & Policy Analyst

Sarah Jackson worked in the California regional office, focusing on clean energy and air issues around the state.

March 24, 2011

Valley Advocates Demand Environmental Justice

When Bush II’s Head of EPA came to California’s Central Valley, he tried to hold secret meetings with industry and was met with a protest from clean air advocates angered by EPA’s long history of ignoring the Valley’s severe public health and environmental justice problems in favor of big business interests. Yesterday, President Obama’s EPA …

December 21, 2010

California Regulators Weaken Control of Deadly Diesel Pollution

It’s always been amazing to me just how much money polluters are willing to spend to try to convince lawmakers and the American public that public health and safety regulations will cost them too much money. Seat belts and airbags, now standard features in all cars and trucks, were fought tooth and nail by the …

October 15, 2010

EPA Ends Era of Bad Air Quality Rules in SJ Valley

Local air district must start improving air quality

February 6, 2009

When the Cows Come Home, You Won't Want to Be There

A study in this month’s "American Journal of Agricultural Economics" shows a significant correlation between rising numbers of factory farm animals and increased infant mortality. The study found that an increase of 100 million pounds of farm animal flesh meant 123 more infant deaths for every 100,000 babies born. That means our shift in the …