Bay Area Air Quality Management District
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.
30 Spare the Air alerts were issued during the past winter season, with 267 people being cited for violating the no-wood-burning rule.
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.
The Bay Area-wide wood-burning ban will remain in effect on Sunday, Bay Area Air Quality Management District officials announced Saturday.
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.
A Bay Area wood-burning ban that continued into the New Year will remain in effect on Thursday.
New Year’s Eve will be another Winter Spare the Air day, so those planning to pop open a bottle of Champagne next to a roaring fire may have to settle for a few candles instead.
For the 7th day straight, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued an alert for Sunday, which makes use of fire pits, woodstoves or manufactured fire logs illegal.
The Bay Area will start the last weekend of the year with another Spare The Air Day alert issued, and another ban on wood burning for Saturday.
More air will be spared on Friday, as a series of “Winter Spare the Air” alerts issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District continues.