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South Fresno residents take historic action against Caltrans and Federal Highway Administration over toxic highway interchange expansions

On March 8, Fresno Building Healthy Communities and Friends of Calwa sued the California Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration in federal district court over their approval of a project to reconstruct and expand two interchanges connecting State Route 99 to local roadways in Calwa, Malaga, and other South Fresno neighborhoods.
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Central Valley residents applaud effort to address perverse incentives of one of California’s marquee climate programs

On the heels of a February visit with local residents, Senator Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica), chair of the Senate Environmental Quality committee and co-chair of the legislative environmental caucus, introduced legislation this week aimed at addressing wrongheaded incentives created by California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard.
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California regulators reject petition request to immediately initiate rulemaking to end credits for factory farm gas, despite adverse local pollution impacts

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.
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