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Press Release: Victory July 6, 2006

Court Orders Clean Air Backstop Measures for San Joaquin Valley

EPA ordered to end delays on San Joaquin Valley air pollution contingency measures

Press Release July 17, 2001

San Joaquin Valley Medical Community and Environmental Groups Announce Upcoming Lawsuit To Enforce Clean Air Act

Medical, community, and environmental groups announce intention to sue U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District in 60 days for failure to stop the unhealthy air pollution in San Joaquin Valley.

Smog hangs over the hills where cattle graze in the San Joaquin Valley, Calif.
(Richard Thornton / Shutterstock)
Article April 3, 2015

California Air District Blames Overseas Pollution for Local Air Quality Challenges

The local air district in California’s San Joaquin Valley blames ozone pollution from overseas, rather than lax regulation at home, for the valley’s notoriously poor air quality.

Press Release October 9, 2001

Settlement Reached on Air Pollution Lawsuit in San Joaquin Valley

Faced with the threat of a lawsuit, officials with the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District have agreed to settle with four community groups a dispute about the implementation of six air pollution control measures.

A smoggy day in California's Central Valley in January, 2015.
(dangerismycat / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Article June 12, 2015

Officials in California’s San Joaquin Valley Fail to Protect Kids from Air Pollution

The South Coast air district used updated risk data to better protect children from toxic air pollutants, while the San Joaquin Valley air district used that same data to double the acceptable cancer risk threshold for industry.

Press Release May 26, 2004

Suit Filed to Challenge EPA Approval of Weak Air Pollution Plan for San Joaquin Valley

Particulate plan approved by EPA will not effectively protect health of Valley residents

Press Release January 10, 2006

Groups Sue to Force EPA to Finish San Joaquin Valley Particulate Air Pollution Plan

Particulate air pollution kills 1,200 valley residents a year

Press Release May 15, 2013

Legal Challenge Filed Against Arizona’s Approval to Drain the San Pedro River

Massive new development threatens river and wildlife

An industrial plant in the Central Valley. Why would an agency tasked with cleaning up the air to protect public health spread misinformation to the citizens who depend on it?
(Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice)
Article July 2, 2014

San Joaquin Valley Agency Blows Hot Air

An unfortunate incident shows both how much advocates have achieved—and how much more work we have to do in the San Joaquin Valley.

An oil refinery looms over the west side of Port Arthur, TX.
(Eric Kayne for Earthjustice)
feature April 27, 2018

A Disaster In The Making

A new report documents how people have been left in harm’s way, as the Trump administration attempts to block the Chemical Disaster Rule.

Press Release January 9, 2009

EPA Declaration of Clean Air for the San Joaquin Valley Under Fire

Groups file lawsuit claiming Valley has not met criteria for treatment as “clean”

feature January 17, 2019

Special Report: Two Years of Overruling the Trump Administration

The record shows that the Trump’s efforts to weaken environmental regulations are no match for the law.

Press Release April 18, 2022

San Pedro River Named Among America’s Most Endangered Rivers of 2022

Groundwater pumping, harmful development threaten endangered fish and wildlife 

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Press Release October 22, 2002

Groups Sue EPA over Neglect of San Joaquin Valley Particulate Air Pollution

Control measures to reduce particulates a decade overdue

Press Release December 21, 2020

Watershed Alliance Asks Court To Halt Massive San Pedro Development

Corps blindly issued critical permit for 12,000-acre development that threatens San Pedro River watershed without the comprehensive environmental review required by federal law

The San Pedro River
(BLM / CC BY 2.0)
Press Release May 25, 2016

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Wildlife and San Pedro River from Sprawling Development

Conservation groups cite violations of Endangered Species Act

Port of San Francisco.
(Photo courtesy of H. Michael Miley)
Press Release October 7, 2014

Board of Supervisors Passes Resolution Urging Port of San Francisco to Restrict Fossil Fuels

Community leaders, groups applaud decision to protect Bay Area communities