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April 28, 2005
Andrew Edwards Orange County's skies are too dirty, according to the American Lung Assn. The organization gave the county failing grades in its annual air quality survey. The American Lung Assn.'s State of the Air 2005 report gave Orange County F grades for amounts of ozone and particle pollution measured in the air from 2001 to 2003. Orange County was one of 32 California counties to be assigned a failing grade in the report. Air pollution is "a chronic problem that exists in this whole metropolitan area," said Dr. Paul Selecky, a lung specialist at Hoag Hospital and a board member for the Orange County chapter of the American Lung Assn.
NEWS
August 9, 2001
Bryce Alderton AES Corp. and Huntington Beach are continuing settlement talks over the plant's planned powering up of two generators, leading up to a scheduled Aug. 14 hearing before the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Both the city and AES have appealed a district permit allowing the generators to be restarted because it requires the company to see at least half the power within California. Bill Workman, assistant city administrator for Huntington Beach, said city officials are concerned about the effect of the plant on Huntington Beach's air quality.
NEWS
June 15, 2000
Alex Coolman A meeting of a regional air quality agency Friday could see regulations passed that would require expensive alterations to some Newport Beach and Costa Mesa city vehicle fleets, officials said. The South Coast Air Quality Management District will hold a hearing Friday morning at its Diamond Bar office to discuss adopting rules that would require some vehicles and waste-hauling trucks to be converted from diesel-powered engines to motors that run on alternative fuels.
NEWS
April 22, 2004
Alicia Robinson Dismal attendance at an environmental rally at City Hall will not dissuade activists from fighting for California's forests, oceans and air. Two people who happened by and a few members of the media were the only audience for an event held by Environment California, a research and policy group that split off a year ago from the California Public Interest Research Group, a consumer advocacy organization....
NEWS
June 6, 2005
Here are some items the council will consider Tuesday. AIR POLLUTION PROGRAM Large employers in the South Coast Air Quality Management District -- including the city -- must participate in air pollution reduction programs, either by paying into a fund that goes to emission-reducing projects, by creating a plan to encourage employee ride-sharing or by purchasing credits to offset pollution from employee vehicles....
NEWS
August 21, 2003
The Costa Mesa City Redevelopment Agency met the evening of Aug. 10. The City Council, acting as the agency, postponed until October a decision on whether to grant the request of a group of industrial property owners to have their property excluded from the area designated for redevelopment. The industrialists made the move in order to preclude not only the inclusion of their property in the redevelopment area, but also to prevent any move by the City Council to rezone the area residential.
NEWS
November 30, 2002
Group protests decision to relocate tree A small group of activists protested on Friday morning outside the Newport Beach headquarters of John Laing Homes. On Monday, the developer reportedly plans to start relocating a 400-year-old oak tree at its Stevenson Ranch housing development near Santa Clarita. At least nine people demonstrated in the 800 block of Dove Street, said Doug Korthof, a Seal Beach activist. He said the group will come back today and next week, for a couple of hours each morning.
NEWS
December 11, 2003
Alicia Robinson Although hydrogen-fueled vehicles are several years from being widely available to consumers, they're the buzz of the transportation world today. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has pledged to create a network of hydrogen fuel stations by 2010. And Rep. Christopher Cox has announced his sponsorship of provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2003 that would offer tax incentives for the construction of hydrogen fueling stations and the purchase of fuel cell vehicles as well as repealing the mandated percentage of ethanol in California's gasoline.
NEWS
December 10, 1999
Noaki Schwartz In contrast to the conservative years a decade earlier, the political atmosphere of the 1960s in Newport-Mesa was characterized by environmental activism. This interest in curbing the community's increasing development took root and nearly 40 years later, it is still a controversial political issue in the Newport-Mesa. What spurred the anti-development movement was that the Irvine Co. had given large blocks of land to various businesses and industries surrounding Newport-Mesa.
NEWS
By Jessica Garrison and Jill Cowan and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | April 2, 2014
A metal finishing facility in Newport Beach poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors and should curtail its emissions as soon as possible, state air quality officials said Tuesday. The agency said it will ask its independent hearing board to order Hixson Metal Finishing to reduce its emissions of Chromium 6 "on an expedited schedule. " The plant is located in a partly residential neighborhood near the border with Costa Mesa, directly adjacent to an apartment building.
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By Jessica Garrison and Jill Cowan and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | April 2, 2014
A metal finishing facility in Newport Beach poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors and should curtail its emissions as soon as possible, state air quality officials said Tuesday. The agency said it will ask its independent hearing board to order Hixson Metal Finishing to reduce its emissions of Chromium 6 "on an expedited schedule. " The plant is located in a partly residential neighborhood near the border with Costa Mesa, directly adjacent to an apartment building.
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NEWS
June 6, 2005
Here are some items the council will consider Tuesday. AIR POLLUTION PROGRAM Large employers in the South Coast Air Quality Management District -- including the city -- must participate in air pollution reduction programs, either by paying into a fund that goes to emission-reducing projects, by creating a plan to encourage employee ride-sharing or by purchasing credits to offset pollution from employee vehicles....
NEWS
April 28, 2005
Andrew Edwards Orange County's skies are too dirty, according to the American Lung Assn. The organization gave the county failing grades in its annual air quality survey. The American Lung Assn.'s State of the Air 2005 report gave Orange County F grades for amounts of ozone and particle pollution measured in the air from 2001 to 2003. Orange County was one of 32 California counties to be assigned a failing grade in the report. Air pollution is "a chronic problem that exists in this whole metropolitan area," said Dr. Paul Selecky, a lung specialist at Hoag Hospital and a board member for the Orange County chapter of the American Lung Assn.
NEWS
April 22, 2004
Alicia Robinson Dismal attendance at an environmental rally at City Hall will not dissuade activists from fighting for California's forests, oceans and air. Two people who happened by and a few members of the media were the only audience for an event held by Environment California, a research and policy group that split off a year ago from the California Public Interest Research Group, a consumer advocacy organization....
NEWS
December 11, 2003
Alicia Robinson Although hydrogen-fueled vehicles are several years from being widely available to consumers, they're the buzz of the transportation world today. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has pledged to create a network of hydrogen fuel stations by 2010. And Rep. Christopher Cox has announced his sponsorship of provisions in the Energy Policy Act of 2003 that would offer tax incentives for the construction of hydrogen fueling stations and the purchase of fuel cell vehicles as well as repealing the mandated percentage of ethanol in California's gasoline.
NEWS
August 21, 2003
The Costa Mesa City Redevelopment Agency met the evening of Aug. 10. The City Council, acting as the agency, postponed until October a decision on whether to grant the request of a group of industrial property owners to have their property excluded from the area designated for redevelopment. The industrialists made the move in order to preclude not only the inclusion of their property in the redevelopment area, but also to prevent any move by the City Council to rezone the area residential.
NEWS
November 30, 2002
Group protests decision to relocate tree A small group of activists protested on Friday morning outside the Newport Beach headquarters of John Laing Homes. On Monday, the developer reportedly plans to start relocating a 400-year-old oak tree at its Stevenson Ranch housing development near Santa Clarita. At least nine people demonstrated in the 800 block of Dove Street, said Doug Korthof, a Seal Beach activist. He said the group will come back today and next week, for a couple of hours each morning.
NEWS
August 9, 2001
Bryce Alderton AES Corp. and Huntington Beach are continuing settlement talks over the plant's planned powering up of two generators, leading up to a scheduled Aug. 14 hearing before the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Both the city and AES have appealed a district permit allowing the generators to be restarted because it requires the company to see at least half the power within California. Bill Workman, assistant city administrator for Huntington Beach, said city officials are concerned about the effect of the plant on Huntington Beach's air quality.
NEWS
May 6, 2001
Young Chang After visiting China, the Hamburgers and the Kofflers have a good idea of how those farmers must have felt 26 years ago when they made one of the greatest archeological discoveries in history. Going about their day. Shoveling, probably sweating. Intent on digging a well. What do they find? The beginnings of an awe-striking collection of life-sized terra cotta soldiers ordered to be built and buried in the Yellow River valley by emperor Qin Shi Huang Ti 2,200 years ago. Imagine that.
NEWS
June 15, 2000
Alex Coolman A meeting of a regional air quality agency Friday could see regulations passed that would require expensive alterations to some Newport Beach and Costa Mesa city vehicle fleets, officials said. The South Coast Air Quality Management District will hold a hearing Friday morning at its Diamond Bar office to discuss adopting rules that would require some vehicles and waste-hauling trucks to be converted from diesel-powered engines to motors that run on alternative fuels.
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