VIP Celebrates #EarthDay50

Today is the 50th Anniversary of the first Earth Day! This now internationally recognized day has its roots right here in California and was started after an oil spill off the coast of Santa Barbara. Valley Improvement Projects and its members have long seen Earth Day as a great opportunity to raise awareness about theContinue reading “VIP Celebrates #EarthDay50”

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VIP Launches #BringBacktheBlueBin Campaign

Valley Improvement Projects has officially launched our #BringBacktheBlueBin campaign! Modesto had one of the first curbside recycling programs in the country in the early 1970s. Today Modesto sends its “waste” to the local incinerator to burn and does not sort all of the recyclable material out. The local incinerator, Covanta, makes profits off of burningContinue reading “VIP Launches #BringBacktheBlueBin Campaign”

Regional Water Board Votes to Expand KHF

Originally posted on CCEJN:
January 17, 2014 Last night the Regional Water Board voted to approve the staff recommendation to the permit expansion for Section B-18 of the Kettleman Hills Facility. The public hearing held at the Kettleman Hills Elementary School, began at 5:00pm with an overview provided by staff on their evaluation of the…

SB4 Regulation Hearing in Bakersfield

Originally posted on CCEJN:
    January 9, 2014 Dozens of community residents joined the fight against fracking last night in Bakersfield.  This mobilization occurred as a response to a hearing scheduled by the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) to receive public comments on the proposed well stimulation treatment regulations as mandated…

10th Annual CVAQ Lobby Day

Originally posted on CCEJN:
–August 27, 2013 Central Valley Air Quality Coalition celebrated their tenth annual lobby day by traveling to the state Capitol building on Monday. CVAQ’s annual lobby day focuses on bringing attention, empowering residents, and lobbying for better air quality in the San Joaquin Valley. This year the coalition focused on mobilizing…