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Regulators warned against housing near freeways due to health risks. Now they're warming to it

Published: 
Wed, 12/27/2017 (All day)

Twelve years ago, California air quality officials delivered a warning to cities and counties: Avoid putting new homes in high-pollution zones within 500 feet of freeways.

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‘Trying to breathe’—as CA toasts environmental win, pollution still plagues

Published: 
Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:17am

Growing up with 12 people packed into a two-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, Magali Sanchez-Hall rarely left the bubble of her south Los Angeles neighborhood.

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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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Air quality district votes to allow Exxon Mobil to restore Torrance refinery

Published: 
Tue, 04/05/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Transportation

The South Coast Air Quality Management District voted late Saturday to allow Exxon Mobil to fully restore its refinery in Torrance after an explosion at the facility last year. After nearly 12 hours of public comment and expert testimony at Torrance City Hall, the district's board voted 3 to 2 to approve the order.

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The Port of L.A. rolled back measures to cut pollution -- during its 'green' expansion

Published: 
Tue, 12/15/2015 (All day)

Shortly after the Port of Los Angeles agreed to require air quality improvements at one of its busiest terminals seven years ago, top port officials privately began rolling back pollution-cutting measures they promised, government records obtained by The Times show.