| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Air quality regulators will begin monitoring pollution levels near major Southern California traffic corridors next year, for the first time providing data important to nearly 1 million Southern Californians who are at greater risk of respiratory...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:09 PM
An Ontario, Calif., food processing plant operator has agreed to pay $157,000 in fines in connection with a release of toxic ammonia, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.
Ventura Foods was cited for failing to immediately notify...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The world’s largest cruise ship company has agreed to use air pollution control equipment to clean exhaust from the giant diesel engines that power its vessels.
Carnival Corp. will install scrubbers to cut sulfur oxide emissions and filters to...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
New research finds that copper in amounts readily found in our drinking water, the foods we eat and the vitamin supplements we take likely plays a key role in initiating and fueling the abnormal protein build-up and brain inflammation that are hallmarks...
| Aug 2, 2013
Six years ago, a California environmental group learned that certain baby bibs were made with potentially dangerous amounts of lead. A lawsuit followed, asserting that the bibs violated California's sweeping environmental toxins law. As a result, Wal-Mart...
| Jul 30, 2013
Re "Congress has key state laws in cross hairs," July 28
How shameful that some Washington politicians would imperil our state's sensible environmental protection scheme by alleging its drag on interstate commerce.
California's environmental quality...
| Jul 19, 2013
Re "In Obama win, Senate reaches filibuster deal," July 17
Your headline is a perfect example of what's wrong with politics today. It turns an agreement to finally allow up-or-down confirmation votes on positions vital to the operation of the National...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:01 AM
WASHINGTON — Thomas E. Perez was confirmed as secretary of Labor on Thursday, ending a long battle over his nomination in a key test of this week’s deal to end a showdown over Senate rules.
Perez, currently the nation’s top civil...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:56 PM
A Republican congressman who represents the northern Mojave Desert has asked the federal government to launch a full-fledged environmental review of Cadiz Inc.’s proposed groundwater pumping project.
The request by U.S. Rep. Paul Cook (R-Yucca...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:08 PM
A local congressman is urging federal officials to more thoroughly investigate the safety of a San Pedro butane storage facility that has become controversial because of its location near homes, schools and shopping areas in San Pedro.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 11:29 AM
In a now-familiar routine in Washington, lawmakers walked right up to the brink of disaster Monday, only to pull back Tuesday. This time, though, the source of the drama was the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) threatened to end the...