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State: Overall Air Quality Improving Despite Our ‘Spare the Air’ Winter

January 24, 2014 | 1:35 pm

State: Overall Air Quality Improving Despite Our ‘Spare the Air’ Winter

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But regulators also report that 12 million Californians live in areas where air violates federal rules.

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News Pix: It’s Cold! Also, Historic Bookstore Gets Reprieve and Fast-Food Workers Strike

December 6, 2013 | 1:23 pm

News Pix: It’s Cold! Also, Historic Bookstore Gets Reprieve and Fast-Food Workers Strike

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The week’s news in photos from around the Bay Area.

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Port of Oakland Truckers Stage Yet Another Work Stoppage

November 27, 2013 | 10:22 am

Port of Oakland Truckers Stage Yet Another Work Stoppage

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For third time this year, truckers group protests working conditions and new air-quality regulations.

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Port of Oakland Truckers Threaten New Work Stoppage

November 18, 2013 | 9:30 am

Port of Oakland Truckers Threaten New Work Stoppage

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Independent truckers want delay in state rule that requires them to buy cleaner diesel engines.

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Rules Tightened on Cupertino Cement Plant, a Big Source of Bay Area Mercury Pollution

September 19, 2012 | 1:14 pm

Rules Tightened on Cupertino Cement Plant, a Big Source of Bay Area Mercury Pollution

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The Bay Area Air Quality Management District voted unanimously on Wednesday to tighten regulations on the Lehigh Permanente cement plant in Cupertino. The new rules, will cut the plant’s mercury emissions by 90% by 2013, according to BAAQMD engineers. Currently the plant emits more mercury into the Bay Area air than any other facility. BAAQMD […]

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Chevron Air Monitoring Program Languishes

September 14, 2012 | 10:53 am

Chevron Air Monitoring Program Languishes

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By Jennifer Gollan, The Bay Citizen Six air monitoring stations that Chevron agreed to install at its Richmond refinery in 2010 were not put in place, which might have slowed warnings about the danger of pollutants released during the refinery‚Äôs disastrous August fire, city officials and air quality regulators say. The company pledged to install […]

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Air Quality Agency Detected Contaminant After Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire

August 10, 2012 | 9:29 am

Air Quality Agency Detected Contaminant After Chevron Richmond Refinery Fire

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The question of how Monday’s fire at the Chevron refinery affected Bay Area air remains, shall we say, murky. On Thursday the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, which is charged with monitoring what we breathe, backtracked on an earlier statement that air contaminants remained within California state standards. One chemical, acrolein, was above safe […]

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August 9, 2012 | 2:45 pm

Did the Chevron Fire Affect Your Health? Contra Costa County Answers Questions

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Did the fire at Chevron’s Richmond oil refinery affect your health? The Health Services department of Contra Costa County has posted answers to frequently asked questions on the topic. It has also posted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District report on toxins found in the air. Also Chevron has opened a help center for […]

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August 9, 2012 | 8:31 am

A.M. Splash: Richmond Air Reported Fine After Fire; Hundreds File Claims in Chevron Fire; Marin Breast Cancer Gene Investigated

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Richmond air quality safe, analysis says (SF Chronicle) Regulators say the black cloud that wafted over the Bay Area during Monday’s fire at the Chevron oil refinery had no obvious negative effect on Richmond’s air quality, a claim that raises serious questions about why more than 1,700 people ended up in emergency rooms. Chevron claims […]

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