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A man works on his car in front of his home which is located beside an oil refinery in Wilmington. (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Regulators Hear From Wilmington Residents On Plan To Curb Refinery Emissions

Federal regulators will be in one of the nation’s largest petroleum-producing areas to hold public hearings on a proposal aimed at reducing toxic air pollution through tough new controls on oil refineries.

07/16/2014

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Truckers, Business Leaders Rally Against ‘Hidden’ Gas Tax

Southland truck drivers and local business leaders Thursday staged a protest over what they say is a hidden gas tax under California’s “cap and trade” program.

06/05/2014

The Exide Technologies plant has been closed since March. (credit: CBS)

Exide Lays Off More Than 100 Employees As Battle Over Emissions Continues

A spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.

04/21/2014

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SCAQMD Seeks Order To Reduce Toxic Emissions At Newport Beach Metal Finishing Facility

Southland’s air-quality management agency is seeking the order after data showed Hixson Metal Finishing is the source of elevated levels of hexavalent chromium, a known human carcinogen.

04/01/2014

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Residents Demand Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant In Heated Town Hall Meeting

Residents at a town hall meeting Tuesday called for the closure of a controversial battery recycling plant that state agencies charge has spread hazardous pollution into the air and groundwater.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2013

The Exide Technologies plant has been closed since March. (credit: CBS)

Calif., Battery Recycler Reach Deal On Emissions

State regulators have reached a deal with a Southern California battery recycler accused of releasing toxic air emissions that might have threatened the health of more than 100,000 people.

CBS Los Angeles–10/07/2013

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Hearing Held On Potential Of Increased Greenhouse Gases Following San Onofre Closure

Southern California Edison, which owns San Onofre, said the utility’s greenhouse emissions rose last year after the plant shut down due to safety and equipment issues.

07/10/2013

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Study: Los Angeles Smog Pollution On The Decline

Los Angeles skies are less smoggy, a sign that emission-control strategies are working, new research has found.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/04/2013

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Businesses File Eleventh-Hour Lawsuit As Cap-And-Trade Takes Hold

Business leaders statewide are voicing strong opposition to a landmark cap-and-trade auction program that took effect on Wednesday.

11/14/2012

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Port Of Long Beach To Debut Electric Power Stations In Pollution Fight

Cargo ships arriving at the port complex in Long Beach are about to go electric.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/14/2011

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Some Gains, But SoCal Still Tops List For Worst Air Quality

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air Report” shows the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside region is the most polluted area for ozone levels in the U.S.

04/27/2011

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Anti-Smog Agency Allows Companies To Pollute By Purchasing Credit

Southern California’s anti-smog agency overwhelmingly approved a controversial plan that would allow companies to pollute by purchasing emission credit.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/04/2011

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Ex-Governors: California Emissions Law May Kill Jobs

Three former California governors have teamed up with a state business group to warn emissions regulators against hurting the prospects of an economic recovery.

10/28/2010

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Poll: Proposition 23 Is Losing Support

A new poll shows a ballot initiative that would suspend California’s greenhouse gas emissions law losing support.

10/25/2010

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