January 10, 1986 |
New controls on motor vehicle emissions and annual inspections under California's mandatory Smog Check program are being recommended by a special task force appointed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District board. In addition, the air pollution task force is recommending that the 6.
May 28, 2001 |
Factory owner Bill Gorman thought he'd been hit with everything the energy crisis had to throw at him: soaring natural gas bills, skyrocketing electricity prices and the ever-present threat of blackouts. Then he went shopping for pollution credits to meet emissions limits on his Vernon rendering plant. Electricity providers had snapped up so many of them to keep old plants running that Gorman found himself priced out of the pollution market.
December 4, 1989 |
The Supreme Court today set the stage for a significant ruling on the government's power to fine air polluters. The court agreed to hear an appeal by General Motors, which faces fines of up to $25,000 a day for violating federal air quality standards at a Massachusetts car assembly plant. The justices will review a ruling that the federal government's failure to meet a deadline for approving or rejecting revised state pollution controls does not bar it from fining GM.
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April 21, 1993 |
Ventura County supervisors on Tuesday agreed to tax property owners up to $14 annually to control mosquitoes and to keep the county's streams and rivers free of pollution. But the board stopped short of assessing homeowners an additional $4 to $15 annually to make up for funds that the state plans to take away from the county's Flood Control District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 26, 1995 |
It's possible for a company to clean up its act and save money at the same time. A local manufacturer did just that, cutting its hazardous air emissions from 97 tons a year to zero. Laminating Co. of America reduced its use of toxic solvents to save money on regulatory fees. A bonus was that the Garden Grove firm was awarded the South Coast Air Quality Management District's 1995 Clean Air Award.
March 8, 1988 |
The head of the Environmental Protection Agency warned local officials Monday that they might have to restrict use of automobiles to meet federal clean air standards. EPA Administrator Lee M. Thomas told a meeting of the National Assn. of Counties that "the easy days are over" in pollution control. The air over 62 cities, including Los Angeles, does not meet federal standards on ozone, a pollutant that aggravates breathing problems.
July 6, 1994 |
Every dog is supposed to have its day, but not so yet in this decade for mutual funds that specialize in environmental stocks. The average environmental fund lost 10.5% of its value in the first half of this year, according to fund tracker Lipper Analytical. That was nearly double the average loss of general stock funds. But then, lagging the market--by a huge margin--is the only way environmental funds have distinguished themselves since 1990.
November 23, 2002 |
The Environmental Protection Agency granted industry a long-standing wish Friday by allowing companies greater flexibility in complying with clean-air requirements when they repair and expand their plants. It also proposed a rules change that would allow industry to count substantial modifications as "routine maintenance" without triggering requirements for installing up-to-date, plant-wide pollution controls.
October 22, 1989 |
Inside a nondescript office building in Irvine, Energy and Environmental Research Corp. engineers putter about a cavernous laboratory, fiddling with an angular, tube-filled, 10-foot-high plexiglass model. They watch closely as smoke- and helium-filled bubbles swirl through the structure, mimicking the behavior of gases inside a power-plant boiler and yielding valuable clues to the mysteries of pollution formation. Similar work is under way in office parks across Southern California.
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October 23, 2003 |
State officials are poised to approve a new master plan for combating smog across Southern California, even though they concede that the strategy probably falls short of what would be needed to achieve clean air. The plan comes at a time when Los Angeles' half-century fight against air pollution has taken a turn for the worse. After 30 years of dramatic gains, progress appears to have stalled.