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  • Obama administration limits on soot pollution upheld by appeals court

    The Obama administration on Friday scored its third major legal victory on air pollution in less than month when a federal appeals court rejected an industry challenge to its latest health standards for fine particulate matter, or soot. The unanimous...
  • Supreme Court upholds EPA rule to reduce cross-state pollution

    — The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a significant victory on an environmental issue, with a 6-2 decision that upholds a regulation requiring Midwestern states with coal-fired power plants to reduce harmful emissions that drift to the...
  • California park officials, air board seek OK for deal to cut dune dust

    California park officials, air board seek OK for deal to cut dune dust
    California recreation and air-quality officials have asked a court to sign off on a deal seeking to reduce the amount of dust that emanates from a stretch of sand dunes and blows into housing tracts atop a nearby mesa in San Luis Obispo County. The...
  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment. The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies...
  • Eco-conscious Ed Begley Jr. lives by example

    Eco-conscious Ed Begley Jr. lives by example
    Actor and eco-activist Ed Begley Jr.'s "aha" moment about the environment came during the first Earth Day in 1970. He heard the talk about air and water pollution, and it struck a chord. He had personally experienced the effects of L.A.'s smog and...
  • L.A., Central Valley have worst air quality, American Lung Assn. says

    L.A., Central Valley have worst air quality, American Lung Assn. says
    Los Angeles has again topped a list of the cities with the worst smog in the nation, violating federal health standards for ozone an average of 122 days a year. The annual air pollution rankings, being released Wednesday by the American Lung Assn., were...
  • New map could refocus state's pollution battles

    New map could refocus state's pollution battles
    The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks....
  • Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules

    Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules
    California air quality officials are again moving to relax tough rules to clean up aging diesel trucks that are among the state's worst remaining sources of air pollution. The changes being considered this week by the state Air Resources Board come in...
  • New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

    New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water
    The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water...
  • Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting

    Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting
    A Vernon battery recycler may not resume lead smelting until its furnaces can operate in compliance with tough new air district rules on arsenic emissions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District's hearing board ruled Tuesday that Exide...
  • Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets

    Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets
    Air quality regulators, embarking on a bold new strategy to reduce smog in Southern California, want to hold the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach responsible for their pledges to cut pollution from thousands of trucks, ships and trains carrying goods...