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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.

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Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets

Published: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:55am

Air quality regulators, embarking on a bold new strategy to reduce smog in Southern California, want to hold the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach responsible for their pledges to cut pollution from thousands of trucks, ships and trains carrying goods to and from the nation's largest port complex.

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Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight

Published: 
Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:20am
Category: 
Chemicals

Soon after starting work at Lincoln Elementary in Paramount nearly five years ago, second-grade teacher Lisa Lappin became alarmed by the number of teachers and students sick from cancer and other illnesses.

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Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing Worst

Published: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:25pm
Category: 
Water

The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state’s drinking water supply.