Air Quality Advisory

Air Quality Advisory through Tuesday, November 20, due to heavy wildfire smoke impacts in parts of the Bay Area from the Camp Fire in Butte County. See our Wildfire Safety Tips web page.

2009-2011 Press Releases


2011 Press Releases

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12/31/2011Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect for New Year’s Day
12/31/2011
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12/26/2011Recommended no burn called for Monday evening and Tuesday
12/26/2011
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12/25/2011Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect for Sunday, December 25
12/25/2011
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12/23/2011Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect for Saturday, December 24
12/23/2011
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12/21/2011Air District asks public not to burn wood on Thursday and Friday
12/21/2011
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12/20/2011Eighth Winter Spare the Air Alert called for Wednesday, December 21
12/20/2011
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12/18/2011Seventh Winter Spare the Air Alert called for Monday, December 19
12/18/2011
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12/17/2011Sixth Winter Spare the Air Alert called for Sunday, December 18
12/17/2011
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12/13/2011Fifth Winter Spare the Air Alert called for Wednesday, December 14
12/13/2011
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12/12/2011Wood burning and cold, still weather caused poor air quality last week
12/12/2011
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2010 Press Releases

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12/30/2010Air District wins legal challenge to wood burning rule
12/30/2010
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12/23/2010Prevent a Winter Spare the Air Alert this Christmas
12/23/2010
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Prevent a Winter Spare the Air Alert this Christmas
12/21/2010Permissive burn season closes for stubble and straw fires
12/21/2010
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12/20/2010Vehicle retirement program goes statewide
12/20/2010
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Vehicle retirement program goes statewide
12/13/2010Air District puts Cupertino air monitoring data online
12/13/2010
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12/11/2010Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect for Sunday, December 12
12/11/2010
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11/30/2010Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect for Wednesday, December 1
11/30/2010
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11/24/2010NO Winter Spare the Air Alert issued for this Thanksgiving
11/24/2010
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11/9/2010Media Advisory - Air District seeks public comment for proposed Oakley power plant


Oakley Generating Station Fact Sheet
11/9/2010
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11/1/2010Winter Spare the Air Season Begins Today
11/1/2010
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Winter Spare the Air Season Begins Today

2009 Press Releases

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12/31/2009ARB allocates additional funding to improve air quality, keep Oakland Port truckers working in New Year
12/30/2009Bay Area Air District, State announce additional $3 million to clean up Oakland port trucks
12/30/2009
12/24/2009Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect for Friday, December 25
12/24/2009
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12/22/2009Air District reminds Bay Area residents to “Check Before You Burn” during the holidays
12/22/2009
12/18/2009$4.8 million clean air grant to reduce emissions at the Port of Oakland
12/18/2009
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12/10/2009Air District approves additional $4.5 Million for Vehicle Buy Back Program
12/10/2009
12/8/2009Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect for Wednesday, December 9
12/8/2009
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11/25/2009Winter Spare the Air Alert in effect for Thursday, November 26, 2009
11/25/2009
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11/18/2009Air District offers $4 million in grants that reduce greenhouse gas emissions
11/18/2009
11/17/2009Repowering the Rails to Spare the Air - Cleanest Diesel Passenger Locomotive is Unveiled
11/17/2009
Wood Burning Status
Wood Burning Status
  • illegal to burn

    Saturday,
    11/17

    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

  • illegal to burn

    Sunday,
    11/18

    Winter Spare the Air Alert in Effect

Last Updated: 12/9/2015