Environment

City of Arvin illegally approved four oil and gas wells, judge rules

10.05.2019 / By

The City of Arvin illegally approved four oil and gas wells within city limits in 2018, a Kern County judge ruled Friday afternoon.

California moves to ban chlorpyrifos — commonly used pesticide in Kern; advocates remain skeptical

08.05.2019 / By

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation plans to ban a pesticide commonly used in Kern County — chlorpyrifos — after research found health risks related to the pesticide, officials said Wednesday.

Data shows Valley Fever cases in Kern increase for the fourth year in a row

30.04.2019 / By

The number of Valley Fever cases in Kern County has increased for the fourth year in a row, according to the Kern County Public Health Department.