On the edge of the Salton Sea, state officials and investors are seeking to turn brine into ‘white gold’ that can power electric cars. But will this help solve the Imperial Valley’s troubles — or add to them?
A Sierra Club lawsuit is seeking to stop DTE Energy from replacing a coal plant with a gas-fired unit in a county where ozone pollution already exceeds federal limits.
The EPA estimates that since 2009, more than 500,000 diesel pickup trucks have been “deleted,” bypassing or eliminating emission controls.
In hearings this week, environmental advocates and community members voiced concerns about the state’s many contaminated sites.
The study linked the EPA’s relaxed enforcement during the pandemic with higher air pollution and COVID-19 cases.