Imperial Valley News
Voluntary Conservation Effort to Clear California San Joaquin Valley Air Gets a Thumbs Up from Regulators
Sacramento, California - Voluntary efforts by farmers, ranchers, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to improve air quality in California's San Joaquin Valley have received regulatory acknowledgement from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Earlier this month, EPA published a revision to California's State Implementation Plan that for the first time credits these producer actions from a regulatory perspective.
Washington, DC - The Obama Administration is committed to taking responsible steps to modernize our energy infrastructure, create a clean energy economy built to last, combat climate change, and increase reliance on domestic energy resources.
Escondido, California - Five, three-week-old red river hog babies crowded after their mother earlier today at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The piglets are still nursing from their mother but are beginning to eat solid foods and were seen nibbling on bits of leafy browse offered to them today.
Sacramento, California - Sixth-graders from Cowan Fundamental Elementary School joined students at nearby Mira Loma High School in the Sacramento area this morning for an energizing and educational event built around the themes of Earth Day (April 22) and invasive species. CDFA Secretary Karen Ross applauded the students’ efforts to learn about the science behind efforts to detect and deter invasive pests and diseases.
Washington, DC - Four Sailors received career-altering and life-changing news recently. In four separate ceremonies, Steelworker 1st Class Brenton Heisserer, Logistics Specialist 1st Class Blanca Sanchez, Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Joe Mendoza, and Construction Mechanic 1st Class Jimie Bartholomew were notified they had been selected as Sailors of the Year (SOY) for Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) for Shore, U.S. Pacific Fleet Sea, U.S. Fleet Forces Sea, and U.S. Navy Reserve, respectively.
Washington, DC - Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will travel to Mexico April 21 – 24 where he will attend the Open Government Partnership Steering Committee meetings.