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Monica Vaughan's blog posts

posted 03/11/2022
The boom of local truck traffic is adding to the environmental burdens South Fresno residents are already facing.
posted 07/24/2019
In the midst of my reporting on the health effects of bad air quality downwind of an off-road park along the California coast, our newsroom was confronted with another pressing public health tragedy.
posted 03/14/2019
Sand dunes at a state recreation area popular with off-road vehicles on California's Central Coast is sending tiny dust particles miles inland, creating an ongoing crisis in air quality.

Monica Vaughan's Blog

The boom of local truck traffic is adding to the environmental burdens South Fresno residents are... more »
posted 03/11/22
In the midst of my reporting on the health effects of bad air quality downwind of an off-road... more »
posted 07/24/19
Sand dunes at a state recreation area popular with off-road vehicles on California's Central... more »
posted 03/14/19

Monica Vaughan's Work

Long-term exposure to the particulate matter released by open agricultural burning has been associated with a suite of health problems, and the communities most affected are majority-Latino.
Nearly two decades of postponing a ban on burning have left clean air advocates dubious that local air regulators will follow through.
Clean air advocates hope the EPA will step in to strengthen regulations of polluting industries.