Southern California enacts new smog rules on refineries
Last updated 11/18/2021 at 1:23pm
The Associated Press
DIAMOND BAR (AP) – Southern California air regulators approved new restrictions on area oil refineries and other factories that could remove tons of smog-forming pollutants from the air Friday, Nov. 5.
The board of the South Coast Air Quality Management District adopted rule changes requiring emissions limits on oxides of nitrogen that will affect nine refineries and seven plants that produce asphalt, biofuel plants, hydrogen and sulfuric acid.
Oxides of nitrogen, collectively known as NOx, form when fuel is burned at high temperatures. The gases can...