ExxonMobil Stops Drilling Off Santa Barbara After May Oil Spill Crippled PipelineA spokesman says ExxonMobil has temporarily ceased oil production on three platforms off the coast of Santa Barbara because an oil spill last month crippled the pipeline it used to transport crude to refineries.
Pipeline Company Downgrades Estimated Amount Of Oil Spilled On California CoastPlains All American Pipeline is downgrading the amount of oil it says spilled off a California coastline in a worst-case scenario.
Cupertino Cement Quarry To Pay $7.5M For Pollution ViolationsCement quarry Lehigh Hanson will pay millions of dollars to settle a lawsuit alleging it dumped millions of gallons of toxic wastewater into a nearby creek.
Banned Flame Retardant Still Making Bald Eagles SickA recent Michigan study shows bald eagles are being exposed to more toxins, including banned flame-retardant chemicals that were once commonly used in the manufacturing of furniture.
Pollution Tax On Downtown San Francisco Commercial Properties Proposed That Could Ease Housing CrunchSan Francisco is floating the idea of a pollution tax that would target downtown high-rise commercial properties in the hope of solving the city’s housing crunch.
Crews Clean Up Chemical Plume Release At Dow Pittsburg PlantMore than 20 workers worked to clean up an unintended chemical release at Dow Chemical's waterfront processing facility in Pittsburg Friday afternoon.
Bay Area Air Quality Regulators Propose Fireplace Phase-Out, Ban On Wood-Burning Devices In New HomesBay Area air quality regulators are looking to phase out the traditional fireplace and forcing homeowners to swap out their wood-burning devices before selling or renting.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Stanford Researchers Reportedly Working On Air Cleaning Window Screen To Fight SmogA team of researchers at Stanford University have developed material for a window screen that could help people in cities with high amounts of air pollution breathe easier.
Crude Oil Train Derailment In West Virginia Sends Tanker Into River, Sparks FireA train carrying crude oil derailed in southern West Virginia on Monday, sending at least one tanker into the Kanawha River and sparking a house fire, officials said.
Sunday Marks Bay Area's 22nd Spare The Air Alert This SeasonThe alert puts into effect a ban on burning wood, manufactured fire logs and other solid fuels for 24 hours.
20th Bay Area Winter Spare The Air Alert Of The Season Declared For SaturdayThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued the 20th winter spare the air alert of the season for Saturday, the agency said Friday. It’s the third consecutive alert this week.
No Bay Area Spare The Air Alert For Tuesday, Wood Burning Still DiscouragedThe Bay Area Air Quality Management District is asking the public to voluntarily forego burning wood or other solid fuels on Tuesday, but it’s not mandatory.
11th Day Of Bad Air Ties 'Spare The Air' Record, Unhealthy Conditions To Continue17 Spare The Air Alerts, 11 In a row tie the record.
Central Valley Water District Strikes Deal With Feds Over Contaminated Irrigation ProjectA Central Valley water district that is the country’s largest says it has reached a deal with the federal government in a decades-long dispute over thousands of acres of contaminated land.