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Tobacco CoalitionFor several years now, the World Health Organization, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Surgeon General and the California Environmental Protection Agency have all classified secondhand tobacco smoke as a Class A carcinogen to which there is no...
Staff Writer and Digital Media News EditorMediation on how to address impacts caused by the nation’s largest farm-to-city water transfer will continue between Imperial County and the Imperial Irrigation District, officials said Wednesday, although what that mediation will produce is still...
Staff WriterBRAWLEY — The City Council here made the first step toward approving an updated sewer-use ordinance during the council meeting Tuesday evening. The suggested ordinance was proposed as a way to fulfill the State and Regional Water Quality Control...
Two Imperial Valley projects among others along U.S.-Mexico border set to receive millions in financingTwo Imperial Valley projects were among six environmental infrastructure projects along the U.S.-Mexico border that are set to receive funding from the Border Environment Cooperation Commission and the North American Development Bank. “2012 was...
Imperial Valley Press Staff WriterFor Salvador Villalon, celebrating Earth Day can be seen as an act of community service. The 16-year-old Calexico student said he shows his appreciation through his work with the Calexico High Eco-Garden Club. “I joined the gardening club because...
Three bills by Assemblymember V. Manuel Pérez received support in Assembly policy committees, according to a press release from his office. AB 407 passed the Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials on a vote of 6-0. AB 407 entails...
Staff Writer, Copy EditorAcknowledging the “daunting challenges” that remain before reaching air quality standards, the California Air Pollution Control Officers Association nonetheless cited its “remarkable progress” toward that end. Despite the state&...
>> 50 Years Ago — BRAWLEY — The Brawley City Council at a busy session last night elected Councilman Nick Pricola as mayor for the next year, voted to purchase four Studebaker automobiles for police cruisers, and unanimously endorsed a...
Staff Writer, Copy EditorCuts to essential services may be in store locally if congressional legislators fail to keep the sequester from taking effect Friday, local officials say. Special and migrant education, meals for senior citizens and medical health services for low-income...
>> 40 Years Ago — Cmdr. Harley Hall, former skipper of the Blue Angels, has been declared missing in action in the air war over Southeast Asia. Cmdr. Hall, executive officer of Fighter Squadron 143 aboard the USS Enterprise, was on a strike...
Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Imperial CountyShe walked into the room with an air of mystery. It was there next to the dollar machine that he saw her. The song “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” played as they stared each other down. The room reeked with the recycled pollution of the careless...
Staff WriterAs turbines rise in Ocotillo Wind Express, questions remain over the type of impacts the project will bring to the Valley and its westernmost community. Some fear about their health. But whether turbines do in fact pose health concerns is an issue...
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