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The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14-billion problem

Published: 
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:38pm

The war on smog has been called one of America’s greatest environmental successes. Decades of emissions-cutting regulations under a bipartisan law — the 1970 Clean Air Act — have eased the choking pollution that once shrouded U.S. cities. Cleaner air has saved lives and strengthened the lungs of Los Angeles children.

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Take A Deep Breath And Read About How Bad LA Smog Really Is

Published: 
Thu, 10/04/2018 - 2:25pm

Gross black dust on your windowsill. Sickly yellow haze that obscures the mountains. Childhood memories of recess cancelled due to smog alerts.

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87 days of smog: Southern California just saw its longest streak of bad air in decades

Published: 
Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:22am

Southern Californians might remember the summer of 2018 for its sweltering heat waves, record ocean temperatures and destructive wildfires. But it also claimed another distinction: the summer we went nearly three months without a day of clean air.

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Air board broke law in adopting last-minute, industry-friendly smog measure, judge rules

Published: 
Wed, 11/08/2017 (All day)

Southern California’s air quality board broke the law and “abused its discretion” when it adopted oil industry-backed changes to smog rules the day of a hearing without delaying the vote to give the public more time to comment, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled.

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Air Pollution Kills Millions Each Year. Here’s How Cities Can Fight It.

Published: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 (All day)

When a city’s air is dirty, it threatens residents’ health and economic security. This problem is worsening across the globe, and air quality experts say cities owe it to their people to take action.