Stricter pollution controls approved for Bay Area oil refineries

Clouds commingle with steam at a refinery near Martinez on Jan. 8, 2015.

Clouds commingle with steam at a refinery near Martinez on Jan. 8, 2015. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group)

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Bay Area's clean air board adopted three new rules Wednesday designed to cut air pollution from the region's oil refineries by 14 percent in the first part of a new push to make the plants run cleaner.

Much to the disappointment of environmen