Agricultural companies and the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (Valley Air), which is in charge of regulating air pollution in the Valley, have known about the phase-out of agricultural burning for almost two decades.
The Struggle for Water Justice in California’s San Joaquin Valley: A Focus on Disadvantaged Unincorporated Communities
Overview In California, lack of access to clean, safe, and affordable water is a threat to public health and well-being, and violates the state’s newly codified Human Right to Water (HRTW). In low-income communities located outside city boundaries (otherwise known as disadvantaged unincorporated communities or DUCs), drinking water is often unsafe to drink. In many such […]
Building Momentum, Building Community Strength, Building a Sustainable San Joaquin Valley – Fresno County, Merced County, and Tulare County
Introduction Engagement with decision making bodies throughout the San Joaquin Valley is essential to developing comprehensive and consistent policies that touch and benefit all segments of our community. Land use planning can either encourage smart growth and limit sprawl, or allow for unrestrained development into natural lands and farmland. Funds for transportation and infrastructure may […]