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Gasoline-Powered Cars Eyed for Emissions Overages in CA

Gasoline-Powered Cars Eyed for Emissions Overages in CA

Businesses that operate gasoline-powered fleets in CA will want to keep an eye on a review being conducted by the California Air Resources Board (CARB). The environmental agency is looking at whether some gasoline-powered vehicles are emitting too much pollution. The California Air Resources Board is also pushing manufacturers to … Read more »

Water Treatment, Reuse: an $11 Billion Opportunity for Water Tech Companies

Water technology companies received good news — an a likely boost in business — from a recent California draft report that concludes it is feasible to develop uniform water recycling regulations for direct potable reuse in the state.

LA Approves Franchise Zones to Drive Zero Waste Plan

As part of its zero waste plan, the city of Los Angeles has approved a $3.5 billion waste hauling contract that will divide the California city into 11 commercial waste franchise zones served by seven haulers.

Can Recycling Tech Solve Agriculture, Oil Industries’ Water, Wastewater Challenges?

A new water treatment and recycling project in drought-stricken California could provide a solution for both the oil and agriculture industries.

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Business Groups Warn California’s Climate Law Will Increase Costs

California manufacturers, truckers, other businesses say the state’s new climate change law may price them out of operation.

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Plastic Bag Ban Pitts Manufacturers Against Grocers

Plastic bag manufactures have raised $6.1 million to overturn California’s plastic bag ban, while its supporters including Albertsons Safeway and the California Grocers Association have raised about $1.4 million. In November, California voters will decide if they want to repeal the law — the first statewide ban on single use plastic … Read more »

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California Considers Aggressive Carbon Reduction Targets: Why Businesses Outside the State Should Care

More than 175 businesses are backing a California bill that would require the state to reduce carbon emissions 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 — the most aggressive climate target in North America. But the legislation still faces hurdles, not to mention significant opposition from several industry groups, before it can be signed into law.

SoCal Facilities Fined for Hazardous Waste Violations

Two Southern California companies improperly handled hazardous waste and will pay more than $130,000 in penalties under a settlement with the EPA. The two companies are Bachem Americas, the US-arm of a Swiss pharmaceutical company, and waste treatment and disposal company Crosby & Overton. In April 2015, the EPA inspected … Read more »