EPA To Ease Back Emissions StandardsEnvironmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama was not appropriate and set standards "too high."
US Fails To Enforce Smog Rules, 14 States Allege In LawsuitFourteen states and the District of Columbia announced Thursday that they are suing the Trump administration over what they say is a failure to enforce smog standards.
LA City Council Voices Opposition To Trump's EPA PickThe Los Angeles City Council went on record Tuesday opposing Scott Pruitt's nomination to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
President-Elect Trump Selects Friend Of Fossil Fuel Industry To Run Environmental Protection AgencyThe Sierra Club compared the selection of Oklahoma Attorney General as EPA administrator to "putting an arsonist in charge of fighting fires."
EPA Begins $3M Cleanup At Site Of Maywood Magnesium FireThe Environmental Protection Agency has begun a weeks-long cleanup at the site of an explosive industrial fire that forced about 300 people from their homes in Los Angeles County last spring.
Trader Joe's To Pay $500K Penalty In Federal Emissions SettlementTrader Joe’s will pay a $500,000 penalty and take steps to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases from refrigeration equipment at 453 stores as part of a settlement reached Tuesday with federal prosecutors and regulators.
California Regulators Reject Volkswagen Recall PlanCalifornia air quality regulators are rejecting Volkswagen's recall plan to fix vehicles including the Beetle and Jetta that were programmed to trick government emissions tests.
EPA: Volkswagen Cheats Again On Pollution TestsVolkswagen’s emission scandal grew as the German automaker was accused of cheating again, this time involving luxury vehicles.
Shell To Spend $55M To Clean Up Torrance Superfund SiteShell Oil Co. will spend $55 million to clean contaminated soil at a former Los Angeles County rubber plant under an agreement with the federal government.
Tons Of Contaminated Soil To Be Removed In Huntington ParkFederal and state officials plan to remove 5,600 tons of contaminated soil from the site of a former steel plant in the city of Huntington Park.
Gov. Jerry Brown Taking Part In LA Forum On Water ConservationDiscussing the state's future in the midst of a severe drought, Brown noted conservation "is a challenge for all the people of California."
Top 7 Houseplants For Clean AirAir purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.