Latest Bay Area Air Quality Management District Stories

2011-07-30 00:01:04

The new office joins Trinity's Irvine staff in assisting industrial facilities in California and Nevada with complying with federal, state, and district environmental regulations. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 Trinity Consultants, an international environmental consulting firm that specializes in industrial air quality issues, recently opened an office in the San Francisco Bay Area to better serve industry in Northern California. Melissa Hillman, an environmental professional with...

2011-07-20 13:27:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Senate Bill 582, authored by state Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco), is now on Gov. Jerry Brown's desk and awaiting the Governor's signature after passing both houses of the state Legislature last week. The bill, which was jointly sponsored by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), aims to reduce both traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions by establishing a four-year pilot...

2011-06-08 09:55:00

Trading diesel engines for shore power cuts 50,000 pounds of emissions a year OAKLAND, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT) today commended one of its members, APL, for becoming the first container shipping line to shut down, or, "cold-iron," a vessel's engines to eliminate exhaust emissions at the Port of Oakland. "We have brought cold-ironing to the port," proclaimed APL Americas President Gene Seroka. "When others do as...

2011-04-18 14:31:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bay Area residents will begin a public discussion about the region's future growth at a series of public workshops being held in all nine Bay Area counties beginning April 21 and continuing through May 19. Participants will use a fun, interactive web-based visual simulation tool to understand some of the challenges and trade-offs associated with the housing and transportation needs of our growing region. The discussion results and feedback...

2010-11-10 09:00:00

STOCKTON, Calif., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- This winter's burn programs are now in effect leaving many residents confused by the restrictions that may be imposed on fireplace usage by their local air district. Today, a website for residents launched, www.WhenToBurn.com, providing a live, single-point resource for residents to learn when they can burn and information on ways to reduce emissions when they do burn. The website works by aggregating local air districts' live burn status...

2010-10-27 14:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) today approved 17 grants totaling $33 million through its Climate Initiatives Program to promote breakthrough techniques for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and vehicle-miles traveled around the Bay Area. The commitments include 13 Innovative Grants totaling $31 million to support electric-vehicle fleets, encourage alternatives to solo driving, institute dynamic pricing for parking, promote bicycle...

Word of the Day
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.