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    November 22, 2023

    Air District asks public to not burn wood over Thanksgiving holiday

    The Air District is asking residents to not burn wood over the Thanksgiving holiday to help reduce air pollution and protect public health. As we enter the holiday season, gathering around a fireplace may be a tradition for many, but there are serious health impacts associated with wood burning.

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    November 16, 2023

    Joint Civil Enforcement Action Announced Against Martinez Refining Company

    Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton and the Air District’s Chief Counsel, Alexander Crockett, today announced a joint civil enforcement action against the Martinez Refining Company (MRC).

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    October 23, 2023

    Air District rejects Fenceline Air Monitoring Plans for all five Bay Area refineries

    The Air District has disapproved Fenceline Air Monitoring Plans for all five Bay Area refineries because the plans do not meet the requirements of the Air District’s Refining Emissions Tracking Rule

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    October 18, 2023

    Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for smog for Thursday

    The Air District is issuing the seventh Spare the Air Alert for smog (and the 11th overall this year) on Thursday, October 19. Air quality is forecast to be unhealthy tomorrow. High pressure over the region is expected to produce light offshore winds and hot temperatures across the Bay Area. These conditions, combined with motor vehicle exhaust, will produce unhealthy ozone levels.

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