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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.