CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1988 |
Environmental leaders on the toxics and Santa Monica Bay issues said Friday they would campaign to rouse political rebellion against air pollution in the Los Angeles Basin, including an initiative that would impose new regulations on motorists and business hours. Assemblyman Tom Hayden (D-Santa Monica) said his political organization of volunteers and celebrities would push an initiative for the 1990 ballot if local officials don't crack down on air pollution.
January 5, 2002
Re "Big Cars, Shrinking Glaciers," editorial, Dec. 29: Recognition of global warming by the public is a first step and will occur only via the media. Unfortunately, reducing automobile consumption, although helpful, is not enough. Energy consumption and standard of living are undeniably correlated, and the United States is the world leader in fossil-fuel-based energy consumption. Other parts of the world, like China and India, want to catch up. The only answer to global warming (shrinking glaciers)
November 14, 2013 |
California has made clear its intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is it taking the right steps to do so? The state has set a goal of returning to 1990 emissions levels by 2020. It has adopted renewable energy standards, driven the national trend in controlling automobile emissions and instituted a cap-and-trade program aimed at curbing climate pollution from power plants, refineries and other "stationary sources" of emissions. But a low-profile bill scheduled for consideration by the Legislature next year has exposed that, at least as far as its cap-and-trade program is concerned, California may be off-track.
January 12, 1988 |
About 1,500 automobile emissions testing stations will begin operating here this month, the government newspaper El Nacional said Monday. The testing stations are the first ever in Mexico. An estimated 75% to 80% of all toxic emissions in the Mexico City metropolitan area are reportedly produced by the city's 3 million vehicles.
March 7, 1985
Canada announced a new program aimed at cutting acid-rain causing emissions in half by 1994. The initiative includes stricter controls on automobile emissions, beginning in the 1988 model year, and the spending of more than $200 million over the next 10 years to curb sulfur dioxide. The acid rain problem is expected to be a topic of discussion when President Reagan visits Prime Minister Brian Mulroney later this month. Canada contends that 50% of its acid rain comes from the United States.
August 20, 1986
Air pollution is reducing the yield of cotton, Thompson seedless grapes and other crops in the San Joaquin Valley by as much as 20%, leading smog researchers and government regulators said at a seminar in Fresno. John Holmes, research director for the California Air Resources Board, said the way to stop such losses is to find ways to "live lightly on the land" by cleaning up industrial pollution in the region.