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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 1991 |
The Wilson Administration has unveiled the first details of its plan to create a California Environmental Protection Agency, which would regulate air and water pollution, control garbage and toxic waste disposal, and evaluate threats to the environment. The proposal calls for placing a number of existing state environmental programs under a single agency, headed by a Cabinet-level secretary.
September 21, 2003
Californians care about clearing the still-smoggy skies and protecting the state's 1,100-mile oceanfront from oil spills and urban runoff. For that reason, and because the problem of pollution has been more acute in California than elsewhere, the Legislature and state and local agencies have led most other states in innovative, forceful efforts to improve air and water quality. The Bush administration's response? See you in court.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 1991 |
A Long Beach herb processing company has agreed to pay $500,000 in civil fines for allegedly dumping thousands of pounds of toxic gas into the air and failing to warn as many as 50,000 residents who may have been exposed to the cancer-causing emissions, state prosecutors said Monday.
December 26, 1989 |
Josh Margolis is pushing hard to close the deal. Working the telephone, he talks prices, wheedles a bit, pitching his product like a broker of pork bellies or penny stocks. Except the product Margolis peddles is more unusual than those--it's a license to pollute the atmosphere.
May 18, 1993 |
The Clinton Administration will announce steps today that will effectively halt issuance of permits for new hazardous waste incinerators and industrial furnaces for the next 18 months, Environmental Protection Agency sources said Monday. EPA Administrator Carol Browner will direct the agency to concentrate on completing reviews of permits pending for about 180 currently operating facilities before considering any additional applications, the sources said.