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Big-rigs at the Port of Oakland. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Trucks Inspected For Violations At Port Of Oakland

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.

08/29/2012

The Richmond Chevron refinery fire as seen from San Francisco. (FoTo Taker/CBS)

Feinstein Calls For Investigation Into Gas Price Spike After Richmond Fire

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.

08/28/2012

Inspectors with the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board on the scene of the August 6, 2012 fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond. (CBS)

Richmond Community Meeting Provides Update On Chevron Refinery Fire Investigation

Members of several investigative agencies provided an update on the Chevron Refinery fire for residents of the West County community on Monday.

08/28/2012

Smoke rises from the Richmond Chevron refinery fire (CBS)

3 Weeks After Fire, Hydrocarbons Still Leaking At Richmond Refinery

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.

08/27/2012

(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

3rd Bay Area ‘Spare The Air’ Day Of The Week Declared

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has announced that Thursday will be another “Spare the Air” day.

07/12/2012

(CBS)

California Regulators Want Pollution Rules On Non-Existent Technologies

The California Supreme Court said regulators may require pollution controls on future technologies that don’t exist.

06/26/2012

The sun shines bright in the blue skies over the Bay Area. (CBS)

Bay Area Officials Declare Spare The Air Day For Saturday

Saturday has been declared the first Spare the Air day of the summer season, according to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

06/15/2012

Baker Beach

Bay Area Beaches Get Clean Report Cards For 2012

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.

05/24/2012

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Santa Clara County Investigated For Possible Water Pollution Law Violations

It stems from an incident on January 12, when a small amount of hydraulic oil leaked into a South Bay reservoir.

05/16/2012

(Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Pollution Down As Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Days End

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.

03/01/2012

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