Environmentalists, state settle differences over hazardous waste site

In what both sides are calling “historic,” state agencies and environmental justice groups settled an administrative civil rights complaint filed with the federal Environmental Protection Agency.

News Story (California)

Lewis Griswold
Fresno Bee (CA)
September 5, 2016

Tags: Environmental Justice

Organizations mentioned/involved: California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. (CRLA)


Under the settlement agreement, the state agencies promised to account for language barriers when it reviews the landfill’s operating permit renewal application, as well as keep the community informed about government actions and look for ways to improve public health in the area, especially air and water quality.

Additionally, both the state agencies and the environmental justice groups said they would try to solve future disputes informally and quickly.