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Consultant Bill Taylor worked on original Air Quality Plan as a Town planner.

Town Council adopts updated air plan

Twenty-some years ago, Mammoth Lakes used to choke through major air pollution in winter months. Wood-burning stoves and road cinders clouded the air and violated national and state air quality standards. The Town adopted an Air Quality Management Plan in 1990 and stayed within national standards four years later. With some state standard violations on […]

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APCD Director Ted Schade had said Mammoth is "not done" cleaning up its air.

An update for Mammoth’s air quality management plan

In August, Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade told the Mammoth Town Council that the town is not done cleaning up its air. He said in 2006, Mammoth quit enforcing the change-out of old polluting wood stoves when property changes hands. He also said Mammoth still experiences twenty or more violations of state air […]

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Recent smoke – sharp reminder of Mammoth air quality

Lots of complaints from Mammoth people about the persistent smoke that hangs around town from the Aspen Fire. Air Pollution Control District Director Ted Schade reminded the public at the Town Council meeting Wednesday night that the smoke in Town used to be just this bad from wood stoves. Schade also let the Town know […]

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Photo courtesy of Barbara Richter

Wildfire smoke information

– Press release from Dr. Richard Johnson, Inyo and Mono counties Health Officer: As you undoubtedly know, smoke from the Aspen Fire on the western side of the Sierras continues to affect the air quality in Inyo and Mono County. Latest reports show the fire at 11,000 acres, with projected growth of the fire and […]

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Aspen Fire smoke still covering Mammoth

ASPEN FIRE INFORMATION Released Sunday, July 28, 7:00 AM Incident Statics Acres Burned: 8927 Structures Threatened: 3 Containment: 15% Structures Damaged: 0 Fire Start Date: July 22, 2013 Injuries: 0 Fire Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 1187 Cost to date: $4.0 million Summary ■The Fire is located within the Sierra National Forest in Fresno County and is […]

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