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Bay Area Air Quality Management District

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Spare-The-Air Alert Issued With Unhealthy Pollution Levels Expected For Bay Area

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Friday because of unhealthy pollution levels expected in the Bay Area, air quality officials said Thursday.

07/31/2014

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Spare-The-Air Alert Issued For Friday With Triple-Digit Temperatures Expected In Bay Area

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued a Spare the Air alert for Friday, when possible triple-digit temperatures and low winds are expected to create unhealthy pollution in the region.

07/24/2014

Chevron refinery in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Worst Bay Area Polluters Being Let Off The Hook?

In the Bay Area, residents are constantly reminded to ‘spare the air’, but air quality managers may be letting some of the worst polluters off the hook.

06/29/2014

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Sunday Is A Spare The Air Day

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued its fourth Spare the Air Alert for smog in 2014.

06/07/2014

Chevron refinery in Richmond. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Environmental Group Sues Bay Area Air Quality Agency Over Chevron Modernization Projecy

An environmental group is suing the agency that oversees air quality in the Bay Area after approving a $1 billion modernization expansion project at its Richmond refinery.

06/05/2014

Phillips refinery in Rodeo during a sulfur leak in 2012. (CBS).

Phillips 66 To Pay $230K For Rodeo Refinery Violations

Phillips 66 has agreed to pay a $230,900 penalty to settle air quality violations at its Rodeo refinery in 2008 and 2009, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials announced Monday.

03/10/2014

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Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Season Sees Record Number Of Alerts, Citations

30 Spare the Air alerts were issued during the past winter season, with 267 people being cited for violating the no-wood-burning rule.

03/05/2014

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30th Bay Area Spare The Air Day This Season Issued For Saturday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District on Friday issued a wood-burning ban for Saturday, the 30th such ban in the region during the air district’s winter season.

01/24/2014

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Spare The Air Day Called For Sunday

The Bay Area-wide wood-burning ban will remain in effect on Sunday, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials announced Saturday.

01/18/2014

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Lingering Dry Weather Prompts Another Spare The Air Day Friday

The Bay Area is experiencing a winter with some of the worst air quality in years as a fourth consecutive “Winter Spare the Air” day was announced for Friday.

01/03/2014

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