air quality

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California's climate change regulator will keep its leadership through 2020

Published: 
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 10:29am

Gov. Jerry Brown will keep his imprint on the state’s powerful climate change agency beyond his time in office following an agency vote Thursday.

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Southern California regulators have a chance to rein in freight pollution. Will they take it?

Published: 
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 7:21pm

Over and over in their decades-long war on smog, Southern California regulators have failed to use a powerful tool against ports, warehouses and other freight and logistics hubs that are magnets for air pollution.

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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.