Back to the Courts to Clean up San Joaquin Valley
August 1, 2004
Sierra Club joined with Latino Issues Forum and Medical Advocates for Healthy Air to file a new case in a series of repeated attempts to clean up the air in the San Joaquin Valley. This latest suit comes on the heels of a previous victory, in which the EPA had been forced to require the region to submit a plan to combat its particulate dust pollution. As part of that ruling, the Valley was required to submit a new plan for air pollution control to the EPA for approval before this August. Predictably, the Bush administration has now approved a plan which fails to take any serious measures to stop this burgeoning problem. Our coalition is back in the courts to force the Valley to adopt a real pollution-fighting plan, rather than a fake one that will only postpone and exacerbate the problem.
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