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Air board broke law in adopting last-minute, industry-friendly smog measure, judge rules

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Wed, 11/08/2017 (All day)

Southern California’s air quality board broke the law and “abused its discretion” when it adopted oil industry-backed changes to smog rules the day of a hearing without delaying the vote to give the public more time to comment, a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge has ruled.

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Air Pollution Kills Millions Each Year. Here’s How Cities Can Fight It.

Published: 
Thu, 10/26/2017 (All day)

When a city’s air is dirty, it threatens residents’ health and economic security. This problem is worsening across the globe, and air quality experts say cities owe it to their people to take action.

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Southern California regulators approve smog plan with tougher refinery rules, voluntary measures for ports

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Sun, 03/05/2017 (All day)

Southern California air quality officials voted Friday to impose tougher rules on oil refineries but rejected a proposal to regulate pollution from ports and warehouses, which are responsible for much of the region’s harmful emissions.

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SoCal hit with worst smog in years as hot, stagnant weather brings surge in hospital visits

Published: 
Mon, 08/15/2016 (All day)

Southern California is experiencing its worst smog in years this summer as heat and stagnant weather increase the number of bad air days and drive up ozone pollution to levels not seen since 2009.

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Beijing's smog: When a scale of zero to 500 doesn't go high enough

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Thu, 12/03/2015 (All day)

In the space of an afternoon, Beijing vanished.