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Air board promotes children's calendar contest, fails to warn public of serious health risks

  • WHAT: MEDIA AVAILABILITY
  • WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • WHERE: Central Valley Air Quality Coalition
    1316 E. Olive Ave. (at San Pablo), Fresno

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Thousands of lives lost, damaged due to long history of delay

The Central Valley Air Quality Coalition is critical of the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District’s misplaced message of celebration contained in its Sept. 1, 2011 media release, Valley Sets Clean-Air Record.

"The only clean air record earned by our air district is for delay," said Kevin Hall, Director of the Central Valley Air Quality Coalition, Fresno. "Where do we go to celebrate in 1999?" That’s the first year when an entire year, not a single month, was required under the federal Clean Air Act of 1990 to show no violations of the older, weaker standard tied one-hour ozone levels. "We missed that deadline 12 years ago."

Read more: Valley Air District Celebration Comes 12 Years Too Late