San Joaquin Valley Makes Developers Pay to Pollute

Barbassa, Juliana
March 2006
Planning;Mar2006, Vol. 72 Issue 3, p32
Trade Publication
The article tells about a commercial law which states that developers in San Joaquin Valley, California should take responsibility to curb pollution emanating from their projects. The valley approved the Indirect Source Rule, a stringent air pollution standard in the U.S. Allowing growth without adding to the pollution blamed for the ever-increasing childhood asthma and heart disease rates in the region are some of the intentions of the rule. Tom Jordan, an air district administrator, says that the purpose of the rule is to have developers build pollution-reducing features. The program is expected to play an important role in cleaning the air and improving the quality of life in the valley.


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