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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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  • Commentary: Electric cars, the AQMD and other bad ideas

    Do you know who, or what, is behind the AQMD? If you're from Southern California, you're likely aware that this bureaucratic acronym stands for the South Coast Air Quality Management District. Sounds innocuous, right? It's anything but. These are the un-...
  • Mailbag: 'Mean-spirited' fire pits column overlooked health hazards

    Re "Wu: Fire pit removal illustrates lack of conservatism," March 25: Your credibility is at stake if you have edited the above column, which erroneously portrays the Newport Beach City Council and Corona del Mar residents as being guided by racist or...
  • Newport mayor encourages being water-wise

    The mayors of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach will face off Friday to see whose city is more water-wise in a month-long national online competition. Mayors Nancy Gardner of Newport and Jane Egly of Laguna will kick off the National Mayor's Challenge for...
  • The Harbor Report: The eelgrass is greener with state blessing

    This week's column should be titled "Eelgrass for Dummies" — because the topic has been a sticking point around the harbor for years, and we all have to understand it better if we ever want to obtain dredging permits for our docks. In my column...
  • Santa Ana River Marsh dredging begins

    Santa Ana River Marsh dredging begins
    Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have begun dredging sediment in the Santa Ana River Marsh in Newport Beach — some of which is being piped just offshore for beach replenishment, drawing concerns from residents. The roughly $5-...
  • Newport completes lower-bay dredging

    A major dredging project in Newport Harbor wrapped up this week, leaving the lower bay cleaner and more navigable than it's been in decades, officials said. Now, the harbor is 10 to 16 feet deep in most spots. "First of all, I think it means we've...
  • Catalina Flyer looking for substitute

    Catalina Flyer looking for substitute
    NEWPORT BEACH — The Catalina Flyer, a popular 500-passenger catamaran that makes daily trips to Santa Catalina Island from the Balboa Pavilion, may halt operations for a few months to buy and install a new engine that complies with a state...
  • City study: Particulate at low levels

    City study: Particulate at low levels
    NEWPORT BEACH — Planes flying out of John Wayne Airport emit potentially harmful particles, but at levels lower than federal clean-air standards, according to a study released Monday. Commissioned by the city, the $60,000 study looked at air...
  • Catalina trips still on

    Catalina trips still on
    NEWPORT BEACH — Though confusion surfaced when Catalina Flyer took its main boat out of service for retrofitting, the company is using a backup catamaran to ferry offseason passengers between Newport Beach and Avalon. A tour boat built by Geo...
  • Where to invest green money

    More and more Orange County entrepreneurs are starting clean-tech ventures, and F. Henry Habicht II, or Hank, is the man they all want to meet. Habicht, 57, is a managing partner at Costa Mesa-based Sail, the leading clean-tech investment firm in the...
  • Regional water filtration project in doubt

    Editor's note: This corrects the cost of the regional project to filter selenium. City and county officials have hit some setbacks in an ambitious effort to reduce the amount of selenium, a naturally occurring yet potentially toxic element, that...
  • Verde Laguna: Be aware of your water usage

    As World Water Week winds down, I headed out with my wife for dinner to honor the UNICEF Tap Project as we have for the last three years, only to notice that no restaurants were participating (something I am committed to change next year). So we...