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Check Before You Burn This Season to Help Improve Air Quality
November 2, 2018
The seasonal air pollution prevention program extends from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28, 2019. During this four-month period, residents living in the South Coast Air Basin, including all of Orange County and the non-desert areas of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, are asked to help improve Southern California’s air quality by not burning firewood on No-Burn Days. ... read more »
SCAQMD Takes Rapid Action to Protect Public Health Following Disturbance of Asbestos at Roosevelt High School
November 1, 2018
The requirement follows the recent disturbance of asbestos-wrapped steam pipes inside a building that is being demolished on the Roosevelt campus ... read more »
SCAQMD Refinery Committee Directs Development of Measure to Phase Out Toxic Chemical at Two Refineries
September 28, 2018
The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Refinery Committee today directed agency staff to develop a regulation by May 2019 to better mitigate the risk from – or possibly phase out -- the use of a highly toxic chemical used at two Southland refineries. ... read more »
South Coast Air Quality Management District to Spotlight Clean Technology in Environmental Justice Communities
September 20, 2018
This conference brings together a diverse group of representatives from academic and research institutions, non-profit organizations, and the green-tech industry. ... read more »
SCAQMD Extends Smoke Advisory Due to Cranston Fire
July 27, 2018
A wildfire, named the Cranston Fire, is burning to the east of Hemet in Riverside County within the San Bernardino National Forest.  The burn area was last reported at 11,500 acres with three percent containment.  A second fire, called the Ribbon Fire, is burning to the west of Pinyon in Riverside County.  Southerly winds this morning will transition to an onshore flow this afternoon with predicted gusts up to 25 mph.  Winds will then transition to a northwesterly wind during the evening and overnight hours.  During the overnight and early morning hours, downslope winds might bring smoke into the valleys west of the fire.  ... read more »
Burke Family Continues the Legacy of Public Service, Passing the Torch to Christine Burke Adams   
May 24, 2018
Now, with 30 years of experience, two master’s degree in education from Pepperdine University and a doctorate degree in educational leadership for social justice from Loyola Marymount University, Burke Adams is ready to take the next step in her career.   ... read more »
SCAQMD Hosts Series of Community Meetings on New Measures Aimed at Reducing Pollution Exposure in Environmental Justice Communities
SCAQMD Hosts Series of Community Meetings on New Measures Aimed at Reducing Pollution Exposure in Environmental Justice Communities ... read more / view event »
SCAQMD Salutes Environmental Justice in honor of MLK
January 25, 2018
The South Coast Air Quality Management District hosted its fourth “Building Upon the Dream: Day of Service Forum” in the Tuskegee Room of The Proud Bird Event Center near Los Angeles International Airport.  Nearly 300 were in attendance. ... read more »
SCAQMD Refinery Committee Receives Comments on use of Toxic Chemical at Two Refineries
January 23, 2018
During Saturday’s meeting, SCAQMD staff briefed the committee and the public on development of the agency’s proposed Rule 1410 and received public input on it. ... read more »
SCAQMD to Host Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Forum
SCAQMD to Host Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service Forum ... read more / view event »
Environmental Justice conference aims to strengthen relationships in the community
December 14, 2017
Last week, more than 200 community activists and champions of the Environmental Justice fight gathered together in downtown Los Angeles at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles to hold their annual conference hosted by the South Coast Air Quality Managements District.{SCAQMD} SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, ... read more »
SCAQMD Board Re-Elects William A. Burke, Ed.D, as Chair and Elects Clark E. Parker, Ph.D., as Vice-Chair
December 7, 2017
Parker is a successful business executive who has worked extensively in a variety of businesses and industries. ... read more »
SCAQMD Requires Refineries to Conduct Fenceline Air Monitoring
December 1, 2017
The South Coast Air Quality Management District today adopted a landmark requirement for the region’s eight major oil refining facilities to provide the public with real-time, ... read more »
SCAQMD Hosts Third Annual Environmental Justice Conference
November 23, 2017
The South Coast Air Quality Management District hosted  the third annual environmental conference, titled "A Conversation on Environmental Justice", on Saturday, Dec. 2 ... read more »
All Indoor and Outdoor Residential Wood Burning Prohibited Due to High Air Pollution Predicted for Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16, 2017
November 16, 2017
Homes that rely on wood as a sole source of heat, low-income households and those without natural gas service are also exempt from the requirement. Gas and other non-wood burning fireplaces are not restricted ... read more »
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