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San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Back in Court

Article: San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Back in Court

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 9, 2009 (ENS) – Three citizens groups filed a lawsuit today appealing the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to designate the San Joaquin Valley as an area that meets federal standards for coarse particulate matter. Filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the lawsuit challenges an EPA October…

Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

Article: Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 10, 2008 (ENS) – Ten California public drinking water systems must monitor for E. coli bacteria in their source water or face federal penalties of up to $32,500 per day for each violation. E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans.…

Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

Article: Rural California Water Systems Ordered to Monitor for Bacteria

SAN FRANCISCO, California, November 10, 2008 (ENS) – Ten California public drinking water systems must monitor for E. coli bacteria in their source water or face federal penalties of up to $32,500 per day for each violation. E. coli is a type of fecal coliform bacteria commonly found in the intestines of animals and humans.…

Stockton Agrees to Halt Sprawl, Cut Greenhouse Gases

Article: Stockton Agrees to Halt Sprawl, Cut Greenhouse Gases

STOCKTON, California, September 17, 2008 (ENS) – The central California city of Stockton has agreed to identify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by encouraging downtown growth instead of allowing development to sprawl. The city will cut down on emissions by constructing thousands of new residential units within its current city limits, putting a rapid transit…

Californians Dying Prematurely from Particles in Vehicle Exhaust

Article: Californians Dying Prematurely from Particles in Vehicle Exhaust

SACRAMENTO, California, May 23, 2008 (ENS) – Every year, up to 24,000 Californians die prematurely because they breathe fine particle pollution over a long period of time, according to research presented Thursday to the California Air Resources Board. A majority of these deaths occur in highly populated areas around the state, including the South Coast,…