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EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead Emission Standards

Officials announced Thursday that the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has emitted risky levels of lead into the air, violating federal limits and endangering nearby residents’ health.

05/22/2014

People take a holiday stroll against the background of the Los Angeles city skyline at Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area on December 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Schools and federal offices are closed today for the new year holiday. Unusually low temperatures have brought the snow level down to between 2,000 and 2,500 feet (610 and 762 meters) in the surrounding mountain areas. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Tops List Of Cities With Most Energy Efficient Buildings

Los Angeles has topped the list of cities with the highest number of energy efficient buildings for the sixth year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual report, released Thursday.

04/10/2014

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Feds Remove Irvine’s Proposed ‘Great Park’ From List Of Toxic Sites

Nearly 2,000 acres of land that include Orange County’s proposed Great Park have been removed from the list of federal Superfund sites after a $165 million cleanup.

01/28/2014

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Cooking With Gas Stove May Contribute To Indoor Pollution, Study Says

A new study shows that cooking with a gas stove could be contributing to “indoor” air pollution.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/07/2013

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Wal-Mart Pleads Guilty In Hazardous Waste Case

Wal-Mart will pay $81.6 million after pleading guilty to criminal charges of improperly disposing of fertilizer, pesticides and other hazardous products that were pulled from stores in California and Missouri because of damaged packaging.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2013

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Outdoor Air Quality: Is America Suffocating Itself?

This spring, runny eyes and a stuffed up nose may not be the result of seasonal allergens.

04/24/2013

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California EPA Study Reveals Most Polluted Cities

Parts of California are well known for their pollution, and a recent study is helping to pinpoint the most severe contributors.

04/23/2013

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Drinking Dirty Water: Is America’s Water Safety In Jeopardy?

Despite the Safe Drinking Water Act, you and your family may be drinking dirty water.

03/13/2013

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New Pollution Elimination Plan Aims To Reduce Beach Closures

Federal and local officials say they’re introducing a strict new pollution plan to eliminate beach closures and reduce trash and toxic chemicals in 175 Los Angeles-area waterways.

03/28/2012

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Regulators Moving To Protect Drinking Water From Carcinogen

State environmental regulators say they have settled on an acceptable level for the carcinogen hexavalent chromium in drinking water, the first step in protecting the public.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/27/2011

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EPA Sued Over Los Angeles Smog

A federal lawsuit says the Environmental Protection Agency failed to force officials to crack down on Los Angeles smog.

07/19/2011

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Feds Tell Newhall Ranch Developer Not To Harm Endangered Condors

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has told the developer of a 60,000-resident community along the Santa Clara River that it will not tolerate the harm or killing of any endangered California condors during construction.

06/09/2011

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Contamination From Old Oxnard Recycling Plant Spreads To Wetlands

The Environmental Protection Agency says contamination is spreading from an old coastal Oxnard metal recycling plant, which is now a federal Superfund site.

02/25/2011

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EPA To Tighten Standards After Report Of Tainted Water

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency would likely tighten drinking water standards.

12/22/2010