community recycling http://kvpr.org en Community Recycling Asks For New Permit, Environmental Study http://kvpr.org/post/community-recycling-asks-new-permit-environmental-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Residents in the Kern County community of Lamont are meeting this evening to discuss the future of a controversial recycling and compost facility.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Community Recycling wants the county to modify its existing Conditional Use Permit to authorize processing food and green waste, byproducts from composting, and drywall.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The facility has a history of code and land use violations, and environmental groups have called it a major source of pollution. </span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 01:04:19 +0000 Joe Moore 12781 at http://kvpr.org Community Recycling Asks For New Permit, Environmental Study Arvin Residents Take On Air Pollution With 'Bucket Brigade' http://kvpr.org/post/arvin-residents-take-air-pollution-bucket-brigade <p>The small Kern County community of Arvin has some of the worst air in the nation. Surrounded on two sides by mountains at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, the city's 16,000 residents breathe air polluted by cars, trucks and industrial operations from nearby, and from across the valley. But now some members of the community are taking matters into their own hands, with a "bucket brigade" that aims to clean up the air. But their efforts are not without controversy.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:43:11 +0000 Joe Moore 5494 at http://kvpr.org Arvin Residents Take On Air Pollution With 'Bucket Brigade'