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Strict New California Coast Sewage Rules Enacted For Cruise Ships

The Environmental Protection Agency Thursday signed a rule that bans cruise ships and other large vessels from dumping sewage within three miles of California’s coastline. Federal officials estimate this will cut down on 90 percent of the sewage that could previously be discharged legally.

02/10/2012

EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson addresses reporters at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters in Washington in 2009. (AP File Photo)

EPA Head Tours Bay Area Electric Car Company

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency is in the Bay Area Thursday and planned to tour an electric vehicle company. It’s an industry that has really benefited from the auto-bailout and the stimulus package because a big chunk of that money went to making batteries for electric cars.

02/03/2012

South SF Meat Company Pays Fine For Ammonia Leak

Columbus Manufacturing also agreed to spend $6 million to upgrade its refrigeration system following two ammonia leaks in 2009.

01/31/2012

EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park in San Francisco's Bayview District.

EPA Head Sees Green Jobs Potential In San Francisco’s Bayview

The EPA’s head of water paid a visit to the EcoCenter at Heron’s Head Park in the Bayview District and is seeing the potential for green jobs.

01/28/2012

Ships load scrap metal at Sims Metal Management at the Port of Redwood City. (US Environmental Protection Agency)

Feds Accuse Peninsula Metal Recycler Of Dumping Toxics Into Bay

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a company that shreds and recycles scrap metal to stop discharging a rash of toxic pollutants into the San Francisco Bay.

01/10/2012

Water flows toward the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge from San Pablo Bay (CBS)

Richmond Superfund Site Remains Contaminated Despite EPA Cleanup

Fish at 2 waterways in Richmond’s Inner Harbor have shown steadily higher levels of pesticide contamination despite the clean-up of an adjacent Superfund site more than 16 years ago.

01/05/2012

Cars drive drive along U.S. 101 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Berkeley Scientist Calls State’s Greenhouse Emission Ambitions ‘Attainable’

A co-author of a study on reducing California’s level of greenhouse emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020 says it’s ambitious, but attainable.

11/26/2011

Trash in Coyote Creek

Program To Clean San Jose Creek Will Employ Homeless

A new program meant to help clean San Jose’s polluted Coyote Creek by eliminating trash from homeless encampments and other sources would employ some homeless people and help them find housing.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/09/2011

new fuel economy stickers

EPA Explains New Fuel Economy Stickers In Palo Alto

The EPA is unveiling new fuel economy stickers for cars aimed at helping consumers compare the fuel efficiency of the vehicles.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/25/2011

CBS

Court Rejects Challenge To California’s Clean Air Rules

A federal appeals court rejected a legal challenge Friday that sought to bar implementation of a California regulation meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by forcing automakers to make and sell less polluting cars in the state.

CBS San Francisco–04/29/2011

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