Bay Area Air Quality Management District
A “Winter Spare the Air” alert has been issued for Sunday.
A Bay Area fire department is under scrutiny for staging a live fire training exercise, while residents have been banned from wood burning for several days due to poor air quality.
Yet again, Bay Area residents are being asked to leave their fireplaces and wood stoves unlit during a sixth consecutive “Winter Spare the Air” day on Friday.
For the fifth day in a row, Bay Area residents on Thursday will have to refrain from lighting up the fireplace or other wood burning sources during yet another Winter Spare the Air alert.
Another Winter Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday, prohibiting all wood burning in the Bay Area for another 24-hour period, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued its sixth Winter Spare the Air alert for Monday, banning all wood burning throughout the region.
Several oil companies around the Bay Area are proposing upgrades or additions to their facilities, but environmental advocates said Wednesday that the projects will endanger the public by enabling increased refining of dirtier crude oil.
For the second time this week, independent truckers held a protest Friday at the Port of Oakland for better pay, and for financial help in complying with new emissions standards they say could drive them away from home.
The first Spare the Air alert of the winter season has been issued for Monday by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
A Redwood City metal recycling facility that caught fire on Sunday received a public nuisance violation for a similar incident, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.