FRESNO — Over the past few years, South Fresno residents have endured an explosion of industrial development in their neighborhoods next to homes and schools with little to no mitigation of the resulting environmental and public health burdens on their…
Over the course of the past several years, Merced County has approved permits for two factory farm gas pipelines — one cutting through Stanislaus County into Merced County, and another cutting through Merced County into Madera County. There are also two factory farm gas clusters in the County.
Pixley has 26 dairies, housing approximately 140,000 cows. At least nine of these dairies have digesters and most are connected to a massive factory farm gas cluster. Residents complain of breathing complications, nose bleeds, and headaches, and constant smell of manure due to the surrounding industry.
Industrial dairies in the San Joaquin Valley, packing thousands, and sometimes tens of thousands of cows into a single facility, are a major source of local air and water pollution, nuisance odor, groundwater overdraft, and greenhouse gas emissions.
For too long, environmental justice communities have borne the brunt of pollution in California. A climate strategy that ignores or exacerbates these inequities is one that is rooted in climate injustice.
In the wee hours on Thursday morning, the California Legislature concluded its 2021–2022 legislative session, including finalizing a months-long process of adopting the final details of the state budget and a weeks-long process of passing expansive climate policies.
Fresno Budget Priorities and Guiding Principles for a Just and Equitable Economic Recovery
While existing communities’ transportation needs go unmet, the County is rushing to renew Measure T as a Forever Tax on the November 2022 ballot, despite its 2027 expiration date.
Executive Officer of the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Richard Corey unilaterally rejected a petition request from a coalition of environmental justice, animal protection, and community groups to immediately initiate a rulemaking to eliminate credits for factory farm gas from one of California’s premier climate programs, the Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
Farmworkers are one of the most disproportionately impacted groups by the COVID-19 crisis. They kept the nation’s food supply going while many of us were able to shelter-in-place and work remotely, yet the City’s proposed spending plan does not provide much-needed assistance to farmworkers.