San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities

The San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities works with vehicle fleets, fuel providers, community leaders, and other stakeholders to save energy and promote the use of domestic fuels and advanced vehicle technologies in transportation.

Contact Information
Sanjoaquin valley
c/o Project Clean Air, Inc.
4949 Buckley Way, Suite 206
Bakersfield, CA 93309-5545
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Linda Urata

In 2000, Linda Urata became the coordinator of the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities coalition. Urata works at Kern Council of Governments in Bakersfield, California. There, she coordinates the Kern Energy Watch program, which is a local government and utility company partnership effort to increase energy efficiency in the public sector.

Since 1992, her professional life has been focused on improving air quality in the San Joaquin Valley. Under Urata's leadership as the executive director for Project Clean Air and as the coordinator for the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities coalition, these groups have conducted award-winning programs in the transportation, alternate fuels, agriculture, and public education arenas.

A graduate of UCLA, Urata brings experience and enthusiasm for clean fuels and knowledge of nonprofit management to these organizations.

In 2018, Urata was inducted into the Clean Cities Hall of Fame.

25 years

General Stats

  • Designated: October 21, 1994
  • Population: 4,260,774 (based on 2018 Census estimate)
  • Area: 28,933 sq. mi.
  • Boundary: Counties: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tulare

Alternative Fueling Stations

Including public and private stations

Gas pump
  • Biodiesel (B20 and above): 3
  • Electric (charging outlets): 1,542
  • Ethanol (E85): 13
  • Hydrogen: 1
  • Natural Gas: 45
  • Propane: 44

Energy Use Impact*

Annual Energy Impact

Annual Energy Impact by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type

Emissions Reduced*

Annual Emissions Reduced

Emissions Reduced by Alternative Fuel Vehicle Project Type
*2018 DOE-Verified Metrics

Learn about just some of the projects from San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities. Visit the San Joaquin Valley Clean Cities website for more projects and information.

Projects and Case Studies
2343 thumb Kern County Schools Expands CNG Station for Bus Fleet and Public Use
Bakersfield thumb Electric Trolley Boosts Business in Bakersfield, California