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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 2001 | MATT SURMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Faced with a finding that their facility's emissions may have harmed local residents, operators of a Lockwood Valley clay mine have agreed to pollution control measures at the rural back-country site. A study by the county's Air Pollution Control District found that Pacific Custom Materials is violating its permit by releasing 1 1/2 times as much sulfur dioxide--the precursor to acid rain--as standards allow.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1993 | DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Ventura County Supervisor John K. Flynn announced a new jobs initiative last week, he stressed the seriousness of the local economic situation by flashing a Depression-era magazine. Featured in the July, 1933, California Journal of Development were articles on the importance of government and business cooperation in times of crisis. "There is a growing partnership and marriage between business leaders and government leaders," Flynn said.
NEWS
January 20, 1990 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Air pollution from motor vehicles is responsible for $40 billion to $50 billion in annual health care expenditures and as many as 120,000 unnecessary or premature deaths, according to a series of studies released Friday by the American Lung Assn. "Five years ago, $40 billion was considered the high range," said James S. Cannon, an environmental analyst and one of the study authors. "Now, what used to be considered the high-range costs are now the mid-range costs," Cannon said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 2003 | Rone Tempest and Bettina Boxall, Times Staff Writers
Central Valley regulators Friday continued a controversial policy of exempting the region's farmers from water pollution controls but left open the possibility that they may yet end the exemption. The Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board voted 5 to 2 to extend until the end of 2005 a long-standing waiver that exempts agricultural runoff from state water discharge requirements.
BUSINESS
December 27, 1989 | PATRICK LEE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
No matter where you went this past September, it seemed impossible to escape actor James Earl Jones' mellifluous baritone extolling the virtues of Atlantic Richfield Co.'s new lower-emission unleaded gasoline, called EC-1. In advertisements that saturated radio, television, print media and even bus panels, Arco spent $10 million in only five weeks to make sure that the message got across: It had produced the first commercially marketed gasoline formulated specifically to help reduce smog.
NEWS
June 17, 1990 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ten years after Congress declared war on toxic waste, the Environmental Protection Agency is allowing the same companies that created the most dangerous problems to determine the scope of contamination and propose how to clean it up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 9, 1985
Your editorial (March 20), "Acid in the Blarney," failed to recognize the facts on acid rain and U.S. air pollution control. The editorial states that Canada is "the only country that has taken real action" to clean up acid rain. The fact is Canada is behind the United States in curbing emissions. Our nation leads the world in air pollution control. The annual price tag for this control now exceeds $25 billion. From 1973 to 1982, electric utilities cut sulfur dioxide emissions by 17% while increasing coal use more than 50%. Total electricity production rose by 25%. One-third of a new power plant's cost is for pollution control and the cost of adding "scrubbers" on older plants can exceed the original plant investment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 7, 2000
The Board of Supervisors has awarded a $174,555 contract to a Los Angeles company to promote county online efforts to provide information on recycling. The county Department of Public Works runs an online exchange called LACoMAX that finds new uses for materials otherwise headed to the trash bin. And the Web site http://www.888cleanla.com provides information on pollution control, recycling and other techniques. LA Internet Corp. will develop promotional material under the 18-month pact.
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