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November 4, 1999
Re "Smog Curbs Ordered on Home Products," Oct. 29: I would like to add perfumes to the list of targets the state Air Resources Board is going after in an effort "to reduce the amount of fumes that waft into California's air." On Oct. 29, I was standing in line at the market behind a woman who reeked of a sickeningly sweet scent. When I got into my car 10 minutes later, the smell was still with me. By the time I got home, the entire car stank. The odor followed me into the elevator and into my condo.
March 1, 2003 | John O'Dell, Times Staff Writer
State Air Resources Board officials will call for scaling back a mandate requiring automakers to sell tens of thousands of zero-emission vehicles in California, and instead will allow manufacturers to get credit for making low-polluting hybrid vehicles, according to people familiar with the proposal. General Motors Corp. has challenged the current mandate in court, delaying its implementation.
June 1, 1989 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Environmental Writer
The South Coast Air Quality Management District will fail to achieve its 20-year goal to meet federal clean air standards for the basin unless it is given new powers and at the same time obtains firm commitments from cities, counties and other government agencies to help carry out proposed new air pollution controls, the state Air Resources Board staff said Wednesday. In a long-awaited evaluation of the AQMD's 20-year blueprint to return blue skies to the nation's smoggiest urban air basin, the state also said that as much as $21 billion over the remaining 19 years in the plan will have to be spent on mass transit systems, diamond lanes and other transportation improvements that the district says are needed to clean up the air. Currently, levels of ozone, carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide in the four-county basin exceed federal standards.
September 15, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
As state air pollution officials step up inspections of diesel exhaust from big rigs, some of their best allies are truckers themselves. They are pushing the Air Resources Board to enforce pollution rules more aggressively for trucks in advance of a Jan. 1 deadline. Truckers are also the No.1 tipsters, placing anonymous calls and sending emails to finger competitors they say are gaining an unfair advantage by not upgrading their engines or installing expensive filters that capture harmful diesel particulates before they are released into the air. Diesel exhaust is the worst remaining pollution source on roadways.
October 20, 2005
BUSES BRING ENORMOUS PUBLIC BENEFITS -- except for those breathing the air behind them. Those black clouds of exhaust have prompted state and local air-quality officials to crack down on bus emissions for years. Today, the state Air Resources Board will revisit one of those crackdowns, which seems to have been too tough for engine makers to keep up with.
Three major environmental groups notified the Southland's smog board and the Wilson administration Thursday that they will file suit charging that the government agencies have failed to adopt two dozen anti-smog measures they committed to implementing three years ago.
January 11, 2008 | Ken Bensinger, Times Staff Writer
A coalition of automobile trade groups has sued the California Air Resources Board over a new regulation that extends warranties on some vehicle emissions equipment, claiming it could cost its members billions of dollars. The suit was filed last week in Los Angeles Superior Court by 11 organizations that represent the aftermarket car parts and service industry. At issue is a rule, approved Jan.
August 29, 2005 | Jordan Rau and Miguel Bustillo, Times Staff Writers
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who enthused activists and unnerved business leaders with many of his early appointments to top environmental slots, is increasingly favoring industry officials for key jobs protecting California's forests, air and water. Schwarzenegger's effort to be a green Republican has been one of the principal ways the governor has depicted himself as being above Sacramento's traditional partisan divides.
November 23, 1986 | LARRY B. STAMMER, Times Staff Writer
James Lents, who has been acting executive officer of the South Coast Air Quality Management District, has been offered the job permanently by the AQMD board on a split vote after an all-day closed session Friday. Lents, 43, was among five candidates under consideration for the top job, including Mary D. Nichols, former chairwoman of the state Air Resources Board who emerged as the second favorite.
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