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  • May

    May 29, 2020

    Air District releases latest Ambient Air Monitoring Network Report

    The Air District has released its latest Ambient Air Monitoring Network Report, which describes the Air District’s air monitoring network for 2019, and lists proposed changes for the near future.

  • May

    May 28, 2020

    South Coast AQMD Files Lawsuit Challenging Trump Administration Rollbacks to Clean Vehicle Standards

    Today, the South Coast Air Quality Management District filed a petition challenging the U.S. EPA and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s rollbacks to the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Rule initiated by the Trump Administration. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District and the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District have joined South Coast AQMD as co-petitioners.

  • May

    May 24, 2020

    Air District issues first Spare the Air Alert for smog this year

    Today, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is issuing the first Spare the Air Alert for smog in 2020. Air quality is forecast to be unhealthy tomorrow, Memorial Day, Monday, May 25. Light winds combined with triple-digit inland temperatures and vehicle exhaust are expected to cause unhealthy smog, or ozone, accumulation in the Bay Area.

Spare the Air Status
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Spare the Air Status
  • Thursday,

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

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