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MCWD to sue APCD over geothermal project

The Mammoth Community Water District Board will not sit still for ORMAT geothermal to move ahead with expansion plans which the Board feels could jeopardize Mammoth’s very water supply. The Board has voted to sue the Air Pollution Control District which certified ORMAT’s EIR and EIS and to hire a public relations firm to handle […]

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APCD director explains Ormat decision

Mammoth Community Water District officials issued a press release this week to say that Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade had moved ahead to certify the EIR on Ormat Geothermal’s expansion plans in the Mammoth area. In an email to both sides, Schade explains that he tried to get the geothermal people and water […]

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Town Council: stoves, budget and fees

The Mammoth Town Council meets tonight. They will start off their meeting with a closed session at 5:30 with their attorney to discuss anticipated litigation. There is no public information on what this might be. The regular meeting will start at 6pm. A Council presentation starts off the agenda. The Council will recognize Bipin Morari, […]

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LADWP goes back to Inyo Supervisors

Eager to push their latest Owens Dry Lake plan, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will send their Water Operations Director Martin Adams back to the Inyo Supervisors meeting Tuesday. Put simply, that plan could accelerate past the Owens Dry Lake Planning Group, would seek to eliminate any more dust controls at the […]

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Hearing transcript: LADWP vs. APCD

“We’re done. We’re absolutely done in terms of going around and around and around with these arguments.”  Los Angeles Department of Water and Power attorney, Stuart Somach, opened the City’s State Air Board appeal to more dust clean-up at Owens Dry Lake with the assertion that LA will continue to challenge any agency’s order to […]

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End in sight for Lion Fire and smoke

The continued burn of the Lion Fire in the Golden Trout Wilderness was deemed healthy for the forest but now not so healthy for humans who have to breath the pervasive smoke from that big fire. Air pollution control districts impacted by the Lion Fire smoke, including the APCD in the Eastern Sierra, have communicated […]

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