First 2020 Bay Area Spare the Air Alert Issued for MondayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District issued the first Spare the Air Alert of the year for Monday as light winds, high temperatures and vehicle exhaust combine to make air quality unhealthy.
Air Quality District To Map Greenhouse Gases On Every Bay Area BlockThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District will implement new groundbreaking technology to map air quality and greenhouse gases on every block in the region.
Richmond Takes Major Step Towards Eventual Ban On Coal StorageAfter months of debate and public comment, the Richmond City Council on Tuesday voted to ban the storing and handling of coal within its city limits.
Lawsuit By 11 Environmental Groups Seeks To Protect California’s Auto Emission RulesA coalition of 11 environmental groups has sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for revoking California’s authority to set tougher emission standards for cars and trucks.
Ban On Wood-Burning On Spare The Air Days Now Year-Round Following Board VoteWood burning bans will now be in effect year-round on Spare the Air days in the Bay Area after a vote Wednesday by the region's air quality regulatory board.
California Won't Buy Cars From GM, Chrysler Or Toyota After Siding With Trump Over EmissionsThe state of California is taking aim at GM, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan and other automakers that are aligning with the Trump administration in its battle over emissions rules.
22 States Join California In Challenging Trump Auto Emissions RulesCalifornia on Friday broadened its effort to block the Trump administration from ending its authority to set greenhouse gas emission and fuel economy standards for cars and trucks.
First Bay Area Winter Spare-the-Air Alert Issued for Saturday and SundayBurning wood, manufactured fire logs or any other solid fuel, both indoors and outdoors, is banned this weekend, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District said.
Layer Of Unhealthy Wildfire Smoke Blankets San Francisco Bay AreaBay Area residents awoke Monday to the strong smell of smoke as a layer of unhealthy air from local wildfires drifted over the region from San Francisco to Oakland and the East Bay communities, triggering warnings from health officials.
New Law Bans Smoking at California State Beaches and ParksCalifornia will ban smoking on state parks and beaches starting next year under legislation signed by the governor. The law also bans disposing cigar and cigarette waste at parks and beaches.
Backup Generators Raise Concerns Over Air Pollution During Power ShutoffsPower shutdowns intended to prevent more devastating California wildfires are raising new concerns about another longstanding environmental threat: air pollution.
18th Spare the Air Alert of 2019 Issued for SundayA short hot spell in the forecast, combined with car exhaust, has prompted air district officials to issue a Spare the Air alert for smog on Sunday.
EPA, California Officials Exchange Legal Blows; State's Highway Funds ThreatenedThe Environmental Protection Agency's battle with California officials heated up another notch Tuesday, with the feds warning the state it could lose federal highway funds if it doesn't clean up its air.
23 States Sue Trump Administration Over Revoked California Emission StandardsTwenty-three states have sued to stop the Trump administration from revoking California's authority to set emission standards for cars and trucks.
Trump Administration Officially Revokes California's Auto Emissions Standards WaiverU.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao officially announced Thursday that they are revoking California's authority to set strict auto emission standards.