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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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Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution

Published: 
Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:14am

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates.

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Trump administration backs away from fight over California's power to set rules for cars and trucks

Published: 
Mon, 06/19/2017 (All day)

The Trump administration is backing off its threat to revoke California’s unique authority to set its own tough pollution standards for cars and trucks — rules that have become a crucial tool for states to combat climate change without help from Washington.

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Will Aliso Canyon open again? Feinstein backs bill to keep it closed – for now

Published: 
Wed, 02/08/2017 (All day)

California Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Monday announced her support for a state bill that would stop the reopening of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility until the root cause of a massive leak that occurred there is determined.

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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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