California Nets $860M From Carbon AuctionCap-and-trade supporters say the program is the most cost-effective way to reduce greenhouse gases because it creates financial incentives for polluters to cut back their emissions without strict mandates.
California Signs Climate Deal With China After Trump's Paris ExitWith President Donald Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, China and California signed an agreement Tuesday to work together on reducing emissions, as the state's governor warned that "disaster still looms" without urgent action.
LA Air Quality Suffers This SummerAir quality in Los Angeles was unhealthful throughout July. Experts blame weather instead of emissions.
Justice Department Sues Volkswagen Over Emissions-Cheating SoftwareThe Justice Department sued Volkswagen on Monday over emissions-cheating software found in nearly 600,000 vehicles sold in the United States, potentially exposing the company to billions in fines for clean air violations.
Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Over Volkswagen Emissions Testing An Audi owner has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles over news that Volkswagen tampered with emissions testing on VW and Audi models to deceive regulators.
Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In USResearchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.
DC Environmental Director To Tout Hydrogen-Powered CarThe District of Columbia's top environmental official will be taking a spin in a new car that's powered by air.
Regulators Hear From Wilmington Residents On Plan To Curb Refinery EmissionsFederal 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.
Truckers, Business Leaders Rally Against 'Hidden' Gas TaxSouthland 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.
Exide Lays Off More Than 100 Employees As Battle Over Emissions ContinuesA spokesperson for Exide Technologies said Monday the temporary layoffs would affect 20 salaried workers and 104 hourly employees.
SCAQMD Seeks Order To Reduce Toxic Emissions At Newport Beach Metal Finishing FacilitySouthland'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.
Residents Demand Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant In Heated Town Hall MeetingResidents 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.