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2019 Press Releases

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12/23/2019Air District asks public to not burn wood over the Christmas holiday
12/23/2019
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12/19/2019Permissive burn season closes for stubble fires

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12/19/2019
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Permissive burn season closes for stubble fires

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12/10/2019West Oakland community action plan to improve air quality approved by California Air Resources Board

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12/6/2019$30 million now available for trucks, switcher locomotives and marine vessels in California
12/3/2019Lehigh Cement settlement to reduce air emissions in Cupertino

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12/3/2019
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11/27/2019Air District asks public to not burn wood to reduce air pollution
11/27/2019
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11/26/2019Air District and partners launch Drive Clean Bay Area to lower costs of clean air vehicles

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11/26/2019
11/25/2019Air District Board of Directors approves funding for comprehensive Milpitas odor study

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11/25/2019
11/20/2019Air District strengthens wood burning rule to protect air quality & public health during wildfires

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11/20/2019
11/18/2019Media Advisory: Air District hosts media availability after Wednesday vote to strengthen wood burning regulation
11/18/2019Air District expands Clean Cars for All grant program

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11/18/2019
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Air District expands Clean Cars for All grant program

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11/9/2019Winter Spare the Air Alerts called for today & Sunday due to wood smoke buildup
11/9/2019
11/5/2019Air District extends Bay Area air quality advisory for smoke from Ranch Fire through Wednesday
11/4/2019Air District issues air quality advisory for smoke from Ranch Fire for the Bay Area for Tuesday
11/1/2019Winter Spare the Air season begins today
11/1/2019
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Winter Spare the Air season begins today
11/1/2019Media Advisory Reminder: Path to Clean Air Summit will inform Richmond–San Pablo Community Air Monitoring Plan
10/31/2019Air District issues air quality advisory for smoke in the upper North Bay through Sunday
10/31/2019
10/30/2019Path to Clean Air Summit will inform Richmond–San Pablo Community Air Monitoring Plan
10/30/2019
10/30/2019Air District calls fourth consecutive Spare the Air Alert for Thursday due to wildfire smoke
10/29/2019Air District calls third consecutive Spare the Air Alert for Wednesday due to wildfire smoke
10/28/2019Air District calls another Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday due to wildfire smoke
10/28/2019
10/28/2019Media Advisory: Gina McCarthy keynote speaker at Bay Area Air District event today
10/28/2019
10/27/2019Air District calls Spare the Air Alert for Monday due to wildfire smoke
10/27/2019
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10/25/2019Air District extends Spare the Air Alert through Saturday for wildfire smoke
10/25/2019
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10/25/2019Air District issues air quality advisory for smoke in the Bay Area Sunday & Monday
10/25/2019
10/24/2019Air District extends Spare the Air Alert through tomorrow for wildfire smoke
10/24/2019
10/24/2019Air District issues Spare the Air Alert today for wildfire smoke
10/24/2019
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10/21/2019Media Advisory: Call for applications for Spare the Air Leadership Award
10/21/2019
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10/15/2019Air quality advisory for smoke from Nustar fire
10/15/2019
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Air quality advisory for smoke from Nustar fire
10/11/2019Air Quality Advisory for smoke extended through Saturday
10/11/2019
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10/10/2019Air District issues air quality advisory for smoke in the Bay Area
10/10/2019
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10/8/2019Permissive burn season closes for fall marsh management fires
10/8/2019
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10/6/2019Air District issues another Spare the Air Alert for Monday
10/6/2019
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10/5/2019Air District issues a Spare the Air Alert for Sunday
10/5/2019
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Air District issues a Spare the Air Alert for Sunday
10/2/2019Air District Board votes to approve community action plan to improve air quality in West Oakland
10/2/2019Bay Area Air District statement on Governor Newsom’s signature of AB 836
10/2/2019
9/26/2019Permissive burn periods for crop replacement and flood debris fires open
9/26/2019
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9/24/2019Air District issues another Spare the Air Alert for Wednesday
9/24/2019
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9/24/2019Bay Area Air District statement on Trump Administration’s threat to pull California transportation funding
9/23/2019Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday
9/23/2019
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Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday
9/18/2019Bay Area Air District statement on Trump Administration’s decision to revoke waiver allowing California to set its own emissions standards
9/13/2019Air District issues third consecutive Spare the Air Alert and extends air quality advisory for smoke
9/12/2019Air District issues another Spare the Air Alert for Friday and air quality advisory for smoke
9/11/2019Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for Thursday
9/11/2019
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Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for Thursday
8/27/2019Open burning season for double crop stubble ends; seasons for fall marsh management and stubble and straw begin

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8/25/2019Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for Monday
8/25/2019
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Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for Monday
8/15/2019Air District issues fourth straight Spare the Air Alert for Friday
8/15/2019
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8/14/2019Air District issues third straight Spare the Air Alert for Thursday
8/14/2019
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8/13/2019Air District supports state’s lawsuit against Trump’s plan to gut restrictions on coal-burning power plants
8/13/2019Air District issues another Spare the Air Alert for Wednesday
8/13/2019
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8/12/2019Air District opens Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program

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8/12/2019
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Air District opens Vehicle Trip Reduction Grant Program

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8/12/2019Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday
8/12/2019
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Air District issues Spare the Air Alert for Tuesday
8/12/2019Air District hosts Clean Cars for All: Electric Vehicle Showcase in South San Francisco
8/12/2019
8/9/2019Air quality advisory for smoke in the Bay Area
8/9/2019
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Air quality advisory for smoke in the Bay Area
8/7/2019Air quality advisory for smoke in the Bay Area
8/7/2019
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Air quality advisory for smoke in the Bay Area
8/3/2019Air quality advisory for smoke in the Bay Area through Sunday
8/3/2019
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8/1/2019Air District invites Bay Area residents to Clean Cars for All: Electric Vehicle Showcase in Oakland
7/29/2019Air District releases joint community action plan to improve air quality in West Oakland
7/29/2019
7/27/2019Air quality advisory for smoke in the Bay Area through Sunday
7/27/2019
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7/26/2019Air District issues Spare the Air Alerts Friday through Sunday
7/26/2019
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7/11/2019Air District hosts public workshop on wildfire rule amendments

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7/11/2019
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7/2/2019Air District reminds residents of potential fire danger this Fourth of July
7/2/2019
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6/25/2019Permissive burn period begins for range management fires

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6/25/2019
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Permissive burn period begins for range management fires

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6/20/2019Air District offers more than $50 million in grants to reduce air pollution from heavy duty diesel engines

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6/12/2019Air District issues Spare the Air alert for today
6/12/2019
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Air District issues Spare the Air alert for today
6/10/2019Air District issues Spare the Air alert for the third day
6/10/2019
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6/9/2019Air District issues second Spare the Air smog alert in a row
6/9/2019
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6/8/2019Air District issues first Spare the Air smog alert in 2019
6/8/2019
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5/29/2019Permissive burn season for flood debris fires closes, double crop stubble season begins
5/29/2019
5/15/2019Spare the Air Leadership Award winner to be honored at Acterra Business Environmental Awards ceremony
4/30/2019Spare the Air smog season begins today as warmer weather nears

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4/30/2019
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4/30/2019Air District’s Clean Cars for All grant program helps Bay Area residents buy cleanest cars

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4/30/2019
4/28/2019Air Districts and CARB host meeting about California’s allocation of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funding

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4/28/2019Air District opens Community Health Protection Grant Program

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4/28/2019
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Air District opens Community Health Protection Grant Program

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4/24/2019Permissive burn seasons close for crop replacement, forest management, orchard pruning and attrition, and range management

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4/18/2019Air Districts and CARB host meeting about California’s allocation of the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust funding
4/15/2019Air District offers community grants to support air quality education and engagement

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4/15/2019
4/9/2019Spring burn season closes for marsh management fires

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4/9/2019
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Spring burn season closes for marsh management fires

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3/23/2019Valero refinery reporting shutdown in process
3/23/2019
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Valero refinery reporting shutdown in process
3/23/2019Valero refinery emitting smoke from flue gas scrubber stack Sunday morning
3/23/2019
3/12/2019Air District settles case with Shell Oil Products

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3/12/2019
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Air District settles case with Shell Oil Products

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3/7/2019Air District closely monitoring flaring at Chevron Refinery

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3/7/2019
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3/3/2019Winter Spare the Air season comes to an end

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3/3/2019
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Winter Spare the Air season comes to an end

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2/26/2019Permissive burn period opens for marsh management fires

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2/26/2019
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2/12/2019Air District hosts community summit to develop an air monitoring plan for Richmond-San Pablo

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2/12/2019
2/6/2019Air District funds $6 million in air pollution reduction grants

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2/6/2019
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1/26/2019Winter Spare the Air Alert called for Monday, January 28
1/26/2019
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Spare the Air Status
No Wood Burning
Spare the Air Status
  • Monday,
    8/10

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • Tuesday,
    8/11

    No Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 5/7/2020