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Trump administration backs away from fight over California's power to set rules for cars and trucks

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Mon, 06/19/2017 (All day)

The Trump administration is backing off its threat to revoke California’s unique authority to set its own tough pollution standards for cars and trucks — rules that have become a crucial tool for states to combat climate change without help from Washington.

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Will Aliso Canyon open again? Feinstein backs bill to keep it closed – for now

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Wed, 02/08/2017 (All day)

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday announced her support for a state bill that would stop the reopening of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility until the root cause of a massive leak that occurred there is determined.

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Air quality board set to adopt smog plan with voluntary measures for ports, tougher rules on refineries

Published: 
Thu, 02/02/2017 (All day)

Southern California air quality regulators are poised to adopt a pollution-reduction plan Friday that relies on voluntary measures from ports, warehouses and rail yards responsible for much of the region’s harmful emissions.

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Southern California Gas to pay $4-million settlement over massive Porter Ranch gas leak

Published: 
Wed, 09/14/2016 (All day)

Southern California Gas Co. agreed to pay $4 million to settle criminal charges over the massive gas leak near Porter Ranch last year, but the utility still faces potentially costly civil actions from both residents and regulators.

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The port that fuels L.A.'s economy and fouls its air gets a pollution-reduction team

Published: 
Fri, 07/15/2016 (All day)

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced the appointment of an advisory panel tasked with reducing air pollution from the Port of Los Angeles by expanding the use of zero-emissions technology.