air pollution control

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Back in Court

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Back in Court

SAN FRANCISCO, California, January 9, 2009 (ENS) – Three citizens groups filed a lawsuit today appealing the decision of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to designate the San Joaquin Valley as an area that meets federal standards for coarse particulate matter. Filed in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the lawsuit challenges an EPA October…

Pepsi Bottling Group Trucker Penalized for Air Pollution

Pepsi Bottling Group Trucker Penalized for Air Pollution

SACRAMENTO, California, April 7, 2008 (ENS) – One of Pepsi Bottling Group’s overland trucking contractors has been fined $280,125 by the state of California for violating air quality laws during 2006-2007. The California Air Resources Board, ARB, said Friday that New Bern Transport Corporation of Indianapolis, Indiana failed to conduct required inspections of their heavy…

Polluting California Cement Plant Installs Cleaner Kiln

Polluting California Cement Plant Installs Cleaner Kiln

LOS ANGELES, California, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – A cement plant that is one of the largest sources of smog-forming nitrogen oxides in California will replace polluting equipment with a state of the art kiln to reduce these emissions. Under the terms of a $394,000 settlement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the TXI…

Container Ports Ease Away from Polluting Diesel Fuel

Container Ports Ease Away from Polluting Diesel Fuel

BOULDER, Colorado, February 6, 2008 (ENS) – Air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions from international shipping are bad and getting worse, finds a new study of U.S. ports. Yet, cleaner fuel programs to counteract the pollution problem are progressing now at several of the ports under study, particularly in California. Oceangoing container ships make more…

California Slaps Yamaha With $2 Million Air Pollution Fine

California Slaps Yamaha With $2 Million Air Pollution Fine

SACRAMENTO, California, January 25, 2008 (ENS) – Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, and South Seas Cycle Exchange of Honolulu will pay $2 million to the state of California to settle a 2005 lawsuit over the importation of motorcycles that failed to meet California emissions standards. A portion of this penalty will be used to test emissions…