The California Air Resources Board and the California Highway Patrol were both inspecting trucks at the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, as part of a month-long campaign to ensure compliance with California’s air pollution laws.
California Sen. Dianne Feinstein is calling for a federal investigation into gasoline price spikes that followed the fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond earlier this month. The call comes as investigations focus on the type of crude oil used at the site.
Members of several investigative agencies provided an update on the Chevron Refinery fire for residents of the West County community on Monday.
Smog-producing hydrocarbons are still leaking at unlawful levels at the Chevron oil refinery in the wake of the Aug. 6 fire, but pollution control officials said they expect to stop it by Tuesday.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that Thursday will be another “Spare the Air” day.
The California Supreme Court said regulators may require pollution controls on future technologies that don’t exist.
Saturday has been declared the first Spare the Air day of the summer season, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.
Bacteria levels at beaches all over the Bay Area have improved dramatically since last year, so beach goers can enjoy the shore without worry this summer, environmentalists said Thursday.
It stems from an incident on January 12, when a small amount of hydraulic oil leaked into a South Bay reservoir.
The Winter Spare the Air season has ended, and there’s good news to report, as pollution levels from wood burning are down in the Bay Area.