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California Officials Call Carbon Auction A Success

State regulators say California’s first auction of greenhouse gas emissions permits went smoothly, and all of the pollution permits available for 2013 were sold.

11/19/2012

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Calif. ‘Cap-And-Trade’ Unlikely To Spur Federal Emissions Cap Soon

California’s new system for limiting industrial greenhouse gas emissions by putting a price on carbon is not likely to spur a similar federal program anytime soon, but it might influence other states to follow suit.

11/15/2012

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California Begins Auctioning Greenhouse Gas Permits

California has begun auctioning permits for greenhouse gas emissions, launching what is expected to be the world’s second-largest carbon market.

11/14/2012

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

Spare The Air Day Declared For Saturday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Saturday by Bay Area air quality officials. The alert, issued by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, means that air quality is expected to be poor and residents are advised to reduce driving and avoid outdoor activities during the hottest parts of the day.

09/28/2012

Ocean Beach in San Francisco. (CBS)

Volunteers Head To Bay Area Beaches, Shorelines For Annual Cleanup

California Coastal Cleanup Day is expected to draw thousands of volunteers to Bay Area beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways Saturday morning.

09/14/2012

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

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