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Tests Show SoCal Beach Bonfires Hurt Air Quality

Preliminary testing released Wednesday by regional air quality officials found that smoke from the beach bonfires that dot the Southern California coastline pollutes the air in nearby neighborhoods and on the beaches themselves.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/15/2013

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OC Supervisors Pass Resolution 4-0 Opposing Ban On Beach Fires

The Orange County Board of Supervisors Tuesday passed a symbolic resolution on a proposed ban against fire pits.

CBS Los Angeles–04/23/2013

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2 OC Cities Square Off In Heated Debate Over Potential Fire Pit Ban

Huntington Beach and Newport Beach officials expressed their opposing arguments to the South Coast Air Quality Management District officials in a 9 a.m. meeting.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/28/2013

Mysterious black dust has been blanketing the San Gabriel Valley. (credit: CBS)

What’s The Mysterious Black Dust Blanketing The San Gabriel Valley?

San Gabriel Valley residents have been noticing a mysterious black dust blanketing their neighborhoods for the past two days.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/03/2013

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Study: Air Pollution From Burger Joints Worse Than Trucks

A UC Riverside study found that commercially cooked hamburgers cause more air pollution than diesel trucks.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/18/2012

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Salton Sea The Culprit Of SoCal Stink

Air quality investigators have confirmed that a foul stench that stretched across Southern California came from the Salton Sea.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2012

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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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Southern California Air Board Approves Pollution Program

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

02/04/2011

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SoCal Air District Considers Emission Credits

The governing board for Southern California’s anti-smog agency is expected to consider a plan that would allow companies to pollute by purchasing emission credits.

01/07/2011

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Appeals Court Rules On Train Pollution Lawsuit

A federal appeals court has ruled that Southern California air regulators cannot limit pollution from idling trains because that could preempt federal interstate commerce law.

09/15/2010

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