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Valley Air Plan Vote Today

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District is set to vote today on a plan to improve the valley€™s air, which is among the most polluted in the nation. The valley has failed to come up with a federally approvable plan several times during the last decade.

Board members claim their new plan will substantially improve the air within ten years.

But health advocates and environmentalist€™s aren´t convinced. During a protest outside district headquarters in Fresno, they said the plan would not reduce harmful particle pollution as much as the district is promising. And they say the district is pushing the plan to a vote too fast.

The district has to submit its plan to the Environmental Protection Agency by August 28th or face sanctions.