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July 20, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Charging that current air standards do not protect people with asthma, the American Lung Assn. filed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for declining to tighten rules on sulfur dioxide emissions. The EPA in May said it decided against revising national ambient air quality standards for sulfur dioxide because it believed standards were adequate to protect public health from sustained, low-level exposure.
June 28, 1997 | ZAHIDA HAFEEZ
The American Lung Assn. of Orange County elected officers and board members at its annual meeting this week. Karen Nelson succeeds attorney Donald P. Wagner as president for a two-year term. Wagner will continue to serve as a board member. Kelly Dosier is first vice president, and Louise Della Bella is second vice president. The board's secretary, Don Brunson, and treasurer, Alex A. Accetta, will continue to serve in those positions.
Seeking a crackdown on a dangerous air pollutant, the American Lung Assn. said Wednesday that a stricter limit on airborne particulates would produce nearly $11 billion a year in health-related savings and benefits in the United States. Particulates are tiny pieces of carbon soot, acid, dirt and other substances that can lodge in lungs and obscure skies with a dark shroud of pollution.
November 17, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Jayne Brechwald has been appointed executive director of the American Lung Assn. of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties. She will replace retiring director Debbie Weeks, who spent 19 years with the association. Brechwald has more than 30 years of experience in public health, is a charter member of the Coalition Engaged in A Smoke-free Effort and has been active in the anti-tobacco movement since 1989. She was the public information officer of the Santa Barbara public health department.
September 23, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
The third semiannual Seal Beach Kite Festival will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday on the beach near the pier. Festivities will include displays of kites, prizes, food and live music. Admission is free and everyone is invited to bring and fly their own kites. Proceeds from the kite festival will benefit the American Lung Assn. of Orange County. The event is sponsored by Up, Up & Away! Kites, the South Coast Air Quality Management District, the Seal Beach Business Assn.
August 24, 1985 | STEVE SCOTT
The race which is billed as America's Finest City Half Marathon could simply survey its participants as to the accuracy of that title. Many of the nation's top road runners will join a talented local field in the 13.1-mile run Sunday that begins at the Cabrillo National Monument at 7 a.m. and finishes at Balboa Park. More than 6,500 runners are expected to participate in the eighth annual run.
Next to telemarketers calling during the dinner hour, the greatest curse of modern society is the unrelenting torrent of junk mail. For a long time my wife, Elfi, and I wondered how much of the stuff was jammed into our mailbox in Reston, Va., over the course of a year. Now we know: 65 pounds' worth. During 1999, we saved and sorted all unrequested, bulk-rate mail: 1,288 pieces--slightly more than 100 per month, or 4.25 every day the U.S. Postal Service made deliveries.
September 2, 2011 | By Neela Banerjee
President Obama Friday asked the Environmental Protection Agency to drop the development of controversial rules to cut smog levels, pleasing the business community but upsetting environmentalists. The business community and the Republican Party have loudly decried the possibility of more stringent rules on ground-level ozone, the main ingredient in smog, as job-killers. But to Obama's environmental base, the decision to back down from the ozone rules was the latest in a string of decisions and signals that suggest to them that the administration is backing away from key anti-pollution initiatives before the 2012 election to court business and anti-regulation voters.
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