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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.
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.
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.
December 7, 1995
While we appreciate The Times' acknowledgment of California's air pollution problems, we think Robert Jones' Nov. 22 Essay casts an unfair light on the efforts the state has made to solve them. Since the Air Resources Board was established in 1968, California traditionally has had the nation's most advanced and comprehensive air pollution control program. It has led in the development of pollution control equipment that is now commonplace on motor vehicles and industrial pollution sources.
November 22, 1995 | Robert A. Jones
Remember, back in the '70s, how solar energy was going to change our lives? We were sold this bill of goods during the various oil squeezes. The visionaries predicted a time when most of us would heat our homes and maybe even power our TVs with the sun's rays. All we needed were some government subsidies to get the thing started. Various governments, including California and the Feds, happily obliged, and we threw billions of dollars down a technological well. Most were never seen again.
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