Air Quality Regulators Vote To Restore Torrance ExxonMobil RefineryA divided South Coast Air Quality Management District hearing board has approved a plan to authorize a re-start of the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance that was damaged by an explosion 13 months ago, hampering Southland fuel production and contributing to gas price increases.
Air Quality Regulators Vote 3-2 On Plan To Reopen Torrance ExxonMobil RefineryThe hearing was packed with nearby residents, some of whom expressed concerns about higher-than-normal emissions.
With Leak All But Capped, When Can Porter Ranch Residents Expect To Return Home?"As a resident, as a parent and as a business owner in town it's nowhere near being done. This is the beginning," said Zitkovich.
More Than 200 Air Purifiers Delivered To Granada Hills Charter High School Amid Ongoing Gas LeakAt 9 a.m., 210 portable purifiers will be dropped off at Granada Hills Charter High School.
AQMD Approves SoCal Gas Proposal To Minimize Gas LeakSouthland air regulators approved a proposed abatement order aimed at minimizing the three-month-old leak of natural gas from a Porter Ranch-area storage facility.
Porter Ranch Residents Gather For Second Meeting With AQMDA day after a new report came out showing the level of toxins released into the air from a massive natural gas leak near Porter Ranch has been seriously underestimated, residents were preparing to voice their concerns at a second meeting with the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Salton Sea 'Rotten Egg' Smell Triggers Coachella Valley Odor AdvisoryAn odor advisory was issued for the Coachella Valley on Sunday as elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide gas made the Salton Sea stink of rotten eggs.
Cooking Fire Blamed For 1,000-Acre Prado Dam Blaze As Evacuations Are LiftedHelpful weather overnight assisted firefighters who battled a blaze near the Prado Dam overnight Saturday into Sunday.
Residents Call For Permanent Shutdown Of Exide Plant At AQMD MeetingHundreds of protesters were on hand for a meeting Friday to demand the shutdown of a battery recycling plant blamed for contaminating a Boyle Heights neighborhood with lead.
No-Burn Alert Issued For Southern CaliforniaA ban on burning wood was issued Monday for the South Coast Air Basin, which includes the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire.
Regional Wood-Burning Ban Issued For MondayResidents throughout much of the Southland will not be allowed to burn wood, nor manufactured fire logs, on Monday under an order issued Sunday afternoon by they South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Vernon Recycling Plant Could Reopen With Tougher Pollution StandardsOfficials with a Vernon battery recycling plant have agreed to implement tough new pollution control standards after elevated lead levels were found in the soil at dozens of nearby homes.