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Groups seek probe into low-grade crude shipments to L.A. refineries

Published: 
Mon, 04/08/2013 - 11:16pm
Category: 
Energy

A coalition of environmental groups says it has discovered that large-scale shipments of low-quality heavy crude oil from Canada's tar sands are being delivered by rail for processing by Southern California refineries.

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L.A. City Council OKs ban on plastic grocery and carryout bags

Published: 
Tue, 06/18/2013 - 6:44pm
Category: 
Waste

Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the nation to move toward a ban on plastic grocery bags, with the City Council barring them in supermarkets, convenience stores and any big retailer that sells groceries.

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Musk unveils plans for $10 billion Hyperloop

Published: 
Mon, 08/12/2013 - 10:27pm
Category: 
Transportation

Air cushioning: That's the high-concept technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.

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South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field

Published: 
Thu, 10/24/2013 - 7:55pm
Category: 
Chemicals

The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are hazardous.

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Chemical odor, kids' nosebleeds, few answers in South L.A. neighborhood

Published: 
Sat, 09/21/2013 - 8:53pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Monic Uriarte says she began having headaches and bouts of dizziness three years ago, about the time she and her neighbors began smelling a chemical odor on the streets and in their homes.