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2018 Press Releases

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12/17/2018Permissive burn season closes for stubble fires

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12/17/2018
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Permissive burn season closes for stubble fires

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12/13/2018Winter Spare the Air Alert called for Saturday, December 15
12/13/2018
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12/9/2018Opening of Air District school grants program to support climate and air quality education

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12/9/2018
11/20/2018Air District asks public to not burn wood Thanksgiving Day
11/20/2018
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11/19/2018A Winter Spare the Air Alert is being extended through November 21 due to ongoing smoke impacts
11/14/2018A Winter Spare the Air Alert is being extended through Tuesday, November 20, due to smoke impacts from the Butte County fire
11/12/2018Media Advisory: LINKED GRAPHIC: New Winter Spare the Air logo for media use. Please use when reporting on Winter Spare the Air Alerts.
11/11/2018A Winter Spare the Air Alert is being extended through Friday, November 16, due to smoke impacts from the Butte County fire
11/8/2018A Winter Spare the Air Alert is being called through Monday, November 12, due to smoke impacts from the Butte County fire
11/7/2018Due to heavy smoke from the Butte County fire a Winter Spare the Air Alert is being called tonight through Friday, November 9
11/7/2018Air quality advisory for smoke for the Bay Area through Friday
11/7/2018
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11/7/2018Keel-laying ceremony for ‘Water-Go-Round’, Golden Gate Zero Emission Marine’s flagship hydrogen fuel-cell vessel
11/5/2018Air District settles case with Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

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11/5/2018
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Air District settles case with Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

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11/5/2018Air quality advisory for smoke from Brisbane Recology fire
11/5/2018
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10/29/2018Winter Spare the Air season starts November 1

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10/29/2018
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Winter Spare the Air season starts November 1

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10/25/2018Air District hosts public workshops for groundbreaking draft GHG reducing air quality rules

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10/25/2018
10/24/2018Permissive burn periods for orchard pruning and attrition fires and forest management fires open

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10/24/2018
10/18/2018Air quality advisory for smoke extended through the weekend for the Bay Area
10/18/2018
10/17/2018Air quality advisory for smoke extended through Friday for the Bay Area
10/17/2018
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10/16/2018Air quality advisory for smoke for the Bay Area through Thursday
10/16/2018
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10/14/2018Permissive burn season closes for fall marsh management fires

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10/14/2018
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10/14/2018Call for applications for Spare the Air Leadership Award

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10/14/2018
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Call for applications for Spare the Air Leadership Award

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10/8/2018Air District Settles Case With Valero Refining Co.

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10/8/2018
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Air District Settles Case With Valero Refining Co.

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10/7/2018Air Quality Advisory in effect in the Bay Area for Sunday & Monday
10/7/2018
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9/25/2018Permissive burn periods for crop replacement and flood debris fires open

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9/25/2018
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9/24/2018Air District issues thirteenth Spare the Air Alert for smog
9/24/2018
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9/23/2018Bay Area Air District testifies at EPA hearing on roll back of vehicle emissions standards

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9/23/2018
9/23/2018Air District issues twelfth Spare the Air Alert for smog
9/23/2018
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9/10/2018Climate Tech Marketplace showcases emerging technologies to reduce climate change
9/10/2018
9/10/2018Air quality advisory for smoke extended for the Bay Area through Wednesday
9/10/2018
9/9/2018Media Advisory: Signing ceremony for United Against GHGs - Diesel Free by ’33
9/9/2018
9/9/2018Media Advisory: Climate Friendly Cuisine Conference promotes food service innovations that save money, health and the planet
9/8/2018Air quality advisory for smoke issued for the Bay Area through Tuesday
9/8/2018
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9/1/2018Air District issues eleventh Spare the Air Alert for smog
9/1/2018
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Air District issues eleventh Spare the Air Alert for smog
9/2/2018Air Quality Advisory for smoke for Bay Area extended through Tuesday
9/2/2018
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8/30/2018Open burning season for double crop stubble ends; seasons for fall marsh management and stubble and straw begin

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8/29/2018Air Quality Advisory for smoke issued for Bay Area through Monday
8/29/2018
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8/22/2018Air District issues Spare the Air alert for smoke today & tomorrow
8/22/2018
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8/21/2018Air Quality Advisory for smoke extended for Bay Area through Sunday
8/21/2018
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8/17/2018Air District issues eighth Spare the Air Alert for smog
8/17/2018
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Air District issues eighth Spare the Air Alert for smog
8/16/2018Air District issues seventh Spare the Air Alert for smog
8/16/2018
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Air District issues seventh Spare the Air Alert for smog
8/15/2018Air Quality Advisory for smoke issued for Bay Area through Sunday
8/15/2018
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8/7/2018Air District issues sixth Spare the Air Alert for smog
8/7/2018
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Air District issues sixth Spare the Air Alert for smog
8/6/2018Air District issues fifth Spare the Air Alert for smog
8/6/2018
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Air District issues fifth Spare the Air Alert for smog
8/5/2018Air Quality Advisory extended in the Bay Area through Thursday
8/5/2018
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8/1/2018Air Quality Advisory issued in the Bay Area for Friday and weekend
8/1/2018
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7/26/2018Air District and West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project initiate new steering committee to target air pollution

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7/24/2018Steering committee kick-off meeting for AB 617 West Oakland Community Action Plan
7/24/2018
7/24/2018Air District issues fourth Spare the Air Smog Alert
7/24/2018
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Air District issues fourth Spare the Air Smog Alert
7/1/2018Air District asks residents to not light personal fireworks this Fourth of July
7/1/2018
6/30/2018Smoke Advisory in Effect in the Bay Area
6/30/2018
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Smoke Advisory in Effect in the Bay Area
6/28/2018Air District issues Spare the Air smog alert
6/28/2018
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Air District issues Spare the Air smog alert
6/26/2018Permissive burn period begins for range management fires

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6/26/2018
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Permissive burn period begins for range management fires

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6/20/2018Air District issues first Spare the Air smog alerts in 2018
6/20/2018
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6/18/2018Partners launch 2018 program to protect blue whales and blue skies

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6/18/2018
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6/18/2018Air District funds $4.5 million for public agency climate protection grants

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6/18/2018
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6/10/2018Air District Charge! Program awards more than $6 million for new electric vehicle charging stations

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5/28/2018Spare the Air Leadership Award winner to be honored at Acterra Business Environmental Awards ceremony

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5/23/2018Permissive burn season for flood debris fires closes, double crop stubble season begins

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5/23/2018
5/13/2018Air District settles case with Phillips 66 Company

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5/13/2018
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5/7/2018Air District hosts AB 617 Community Health Protection Program workshops in Dublin, San Pablo, San Jose and Fairfield

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4/30/2018Air District supports state’s lawsuit against Trump’s plan to scrap emissions standards

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4/30/2018
4/25/2018Spare the Air smog season begins as warmer weather nears

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4/25/2018
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Spare the Air smog season begins as warmer weather nears

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4/23/2018Air District offering $50 million in grant funds to reduce air pollution from heavy duty engines

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4/23/2018Permissive burn seasons close for crop replacement, forest management, orchard pruning and attrition, and range management

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4/22/2018Air District settles case with Chevron USA Inc.

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4/22/2018
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4/19/2018Air District hosts AB 617 Community Health Protection Program workshops in Vallejo, Bay Point and Pleasant Hill
4/18/2018Air District offers $4.5 million in grants to public agencies for 2018 Climate Protection Grant Program

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4/10/2018Spring burn season closes for marsh management fires

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4/10/2018
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Spring burn season closes for marsh management fires

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4/2/2018Bay Area Air District statement on Trump Administration’s decision to roll back auto emissions standards

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3/22/2018Air District hosts AB 617 Community Health Protection Program workshop in San Leandro
3/22/2018
3/21/2018Kaiser Permanente wins Spare the Air Leadership Award

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3/21/2018
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2/28/2018Winter Spare the Air season comes to an end

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2/28/2018
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Winter Spare the Air season comes to an end

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2/28/2018Eleven global shipping companies slowed transits in 2017 program to protect blue whales and blue skies

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2/28/2018Air District fines Tesla for air quality violations

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2/28/2018
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2/26/2018Air District hosts upcoming refinery community air monitoring workshops in Rodeo & Benicia
2/26/2018
2/26/2018Permissive burn period opens for marsh management fires

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2/21/2018Media Advisory: Fifth annual YES Conference encouraging youth action for clean air returns this weekend
2/20/2018Air District allocates $3 million for Caltrain electrification project

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2/20/2018
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2/19/2018Media Advisory: Air District hosts refinery community air monitoring workshops this week in Richmond & Martinez
2/13/2018Air District hosts Refinery Community Air Monitoring workshops

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2/13/2018
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2/7/2018Hazy skies and elevated pollution levels expected today in Bay Area
2/7/2018
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2/5/2018Air District issues two violations to Sims Metal Management

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2/5/2018
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1/31/2018Media Advisory: Air District investigates fire at Sims scrap metal facility in Richmond
1/31/2018
1/28/2018Air District hosts AB 617 Community Health Protection Program workshop

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1/28/2018
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1/25/2018Air District hosts Community Health Protection Program workshop

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1/25/2018
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1/13/2018Winter Spare the Air Alert called for Monday, January 15
1/13/2018
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1/10/2018Air District funding fireplace changeout program

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1/10/2018
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Air District funding fireplace changeout program

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1/10/2018Air District settles case with Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

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1/10/2018
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Air District settles case with Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.

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1/2/2018Air District asks public to not burn wood today to reduce air pollution
1/2/2018
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1/2/2018Air District settles case with Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co.

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1/2/2018
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1/2/2018Mobile air monitoring study gets rolling in Richmond

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1/2/2018
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Mobile air monitoring study gets rolling in Richmond

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12/31/2017Another Winter Spare the Air Alert called for January 2
12/31/2017
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Spare the Air Status
No Wood Burning
Spare the Air Status
  • Monday,
    10/19

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Tuesday,
    10/20

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 1/9/2020