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January 24, 1997 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
The California Air Resources Board on Thursday approved the Los Angeles Basin's controversial smog plan, casting the official blueprint that sets the course of the battle against the nation's worst air pollution. Because the scope of its attack on smog is scaled back compared to past efforts, the plan crafted by the South Coast Air Quality Management District was opposed by environmentalists as too weak to assure healthful air.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1988
Deukmejian's signing of the California Clean Air Act (AB 2595) by Assemblyman Byron Sher (D-Palo Alto), establishes a working partnership between the Air Resources Board and local air-pollution districts in the state. The goal is to attain the air-quality standards so that all Californians may breathe healthful air. This bill is the product of difficult compromises by supporters and opponents over the two years of its journey through the Legislature. California is again leading the way in air-pollution control with new technology and new laws.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
OPINION
July 25, 2002
If the state Air Resources Board and the nation's auto makers do their jobs right, the cars and sport-utility vehicles that Americans drive 10 years from now will be better, smarter, safer and more fuel-efficient than today's models. They will not be much more expensive. And they will make a significant contribution to the nascent battle against global warming.
OPINION
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.
NEWS
June 20, 1997 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
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.
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