A Spare the Air Alert has not been issued, but officials are recommending that residents refrain from wood burning.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued its eighth Spare the Air alert for Wednesday and is predicting more could be issued later this week.
Weather conditions forecast for Wednesday are expected to create unhealthy air quality in the Bay Area, prompting the season’s fifth Winter Spare the Air Day.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District announced Friday afternoon that air quality is expected to continue to be unhealthy and that burning wood, firelogs or any solid fuel, both indoors and outdoors, will be illegal all day Saturday.
Due to continued poor air quality around the Bay Area, Friday has been declared the third winter Spare the Air Day of the season.
Air district officials are encouraging Bay Area residents to try to drive less, take public transportation and limit home energy use to reduce pollution levels.
Chevron has agreed to pay a $170,000 fine to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for air quality violations over a five-year period, according to a spokesman for the air district.
Today’s building codes don’t prevent your neighbor’s smoke from seeping into your home. In one brand-new Bay Area condo, the smoke seepage seems to be extreme.
California regulators on Thursday approved the first system in the nation to give polluting companies such as utilities and refineries financial incentives to emit fewer greenhouse gases.
Green teens have taken aim at retailer Abercrombie & Fitch over a perfume, and company practices that they say “stink.”