Environmentalists Target Another San Joaquin SIP Over CAA, Title VI Issues

February 1, 2023
Environmentalists are raising significant legal concerns over California’s just-approved state implementation plan (SIP) to bring the San Joaquin Valley into attainment with the 2015 federal 8-hour ozone standard by 2037, charging it violates the Clean Air Act (CAA) and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act -- the latest sign of how states are struggling to address such issues in their SIPs in the absence of EPA guidance. During a Jan. 26 meeting, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved...

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