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Bay Area aims to be nation’s EV capital

By Joseph Doolen
Bay Area aims to be nation’s EV capital

The Bay Area is charging up. Along with L.A. and New York, San Francisco is one of the largest U.S. markets for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs). The pledge by the mayors of San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose in 2008 to make the metropolis the nation’s EV capital is now bearing fruit. With political...
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Summer begins with a smog warning

By Alison Hawkes

Hello summer, hello smog. Today's the first Spare the Air day for the Bay Area.
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Treasure Island environmental review receives more than 700 comments

By Victoria Schlesinger

Way Out West/ SF Public Press - Proposed redevelopment on Treasure Island would increase traffic jams on the Bay Bridge, lengthening commute times and exacerbating Bay Area air pollution, critics say.
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Sweeping reform of Bay Area air quality standards approved

By Victoria Schlesinger

After two years of wrangling, the public agency charged with controlling air pollution in the Bay Area approved comprehensive new regulations today in an effort to comply with state and national air quality standards.
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Minority voters think greener, statewide poll shows

By Rosemary Macaulay, San Francisco Public Press

Twice as many African-American Californians as whites say air pollution is a very serious health threat to themselves or their immediate families, pollsters have found in a new survey that takes into account the ethnicity and language of its respondents. Ethnic minority groups are also more supportive of the state government’s climate change policy...
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