The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District and the Clean Air Rooms program are offering free air purifiers to residents in disadvantaged communities to help reduce the harmful effects of wildfire smoke.
A lawsuit was filed against the San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District (Valley Air District) by San Joaquin Valley environmental justice advocates with the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition, Center on Race, Poverty, and the Environment, Committee for a Better Arvin, Committee for a Better Shafter, and Delano Guardians.
The city of Delano held a meeting on January 24 to inform residents about air pollution, the air monitoring network, and how to protect vulnerable populations.
As of 2022, CAL FIRE has reported a total of 4,972 fires and a total of 147,034 acres burned in California.
Community members on San Jose Ave in Delano came together to ask the county for help getting their road paved and electricity installed.
By BERENICE SANCHEZ/South Kern Sol
BAKERSFIELD–Community advocates and government agencies joined forces to launch the website that will allow community members and environmental advocates to report environmental and health hazards they see on May 1.