Archive for June, 2007

Chairman of California Air Resource Board is fired

Today Arnie fired the Robert Sawyer from the chairmenship of the California Air Resources Board.

Arnie cites the delay of 11 years in cleaning the air in the San Joaquin Valley as one of the reasons.

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Arnie agrees San Joaquin Valley Air Board is doing a bad job

Our California Governator Arnold Schwarzenegger also agrees with me. In a statement released from his office on 6/22

“I was deeply disappointed, however, that the California Air Resources Board voted last week to seek an 11-year delay in enforcement of federal air quality standards in the San Joaquin Valley.  Regardless of whether the US EPA’s failure to grant California the authority to implement aggressive emissions standards is partly to blame for our inability to meet federal standards, the Air Board let the federal government off the hook by seeking delay.
“There are few environmental issues facing Californians that are more important to our children’s health, our quality of life, and our economic security than air quality.  When one out of six residents in the San Joaquin Valley has been diagnosed with asthma and one in five children carry an inhaler to school, it is a call to action.”

The call to action the board of directors, and the ACPO Seyed Sadredin feels is satisfactory, is to postpone clean air in the valley for 11 years. It amazes me that so many people think it is time for tough action (including Arnie), and yet the board feels its time to sink their collective heads in the sand, and pretend not to hear the voice of public opinion. There are a couple on the board that appear to hear the growing sound of public dissatisfaction, and that may be good news. If they all start feeling the pressure of public opinion then perhaps they will start acting in a responsible way.


Valley Air needs major reforming

The Fresno Bee agrees with me about the SB719 proposition for reforming the board of directors.

I have received many emails regarding the post I made the other day (Valley Air Sucks), thanks for your support!


CARB look to delay San Joaquin Valley SIP

Remember the plan to delay the cleaning of the valleys air that Seyed Sadredin, and the San Joaquin Valley Air District proposed?

Now it seems that the California Air Resources Board is having second thoughts, after initially supporting the plan. The plan has drawn an immense amount of criticism, and has drawn the reputation of the Valley Air board into the gutter in the minds of many.

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