Tag Archives | California Air Resources Board

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Air angst, archaeology and an appeal

With the discovery on the Owens Dry Lake of archaeological remains of Paiute Indians and a legal fight over more dry lake clean-up, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the Air Pollution Control District remain at odds. There are other problems, too. The Los Angeles Times recently revealed that an area designated […]

 
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Mono County: expensive vehicle replacement

California Air Resources Board diesel emission requirements will ultimately cost Mono County, and many others, millions in equipment replacement. Though deadlines do not start until 2019, the Mono Supervisors want to address the problem now. When they met on Tuesday, the Board heard from Acting Public Works Director Jeff Walters. He had said that Mono […]

 
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State Air Board rules against LADWP

State Air Board rules against LADWP

State Air Board rules against Los Angeles Department of Water and Power in Owens Lake appeal Date: November 19, 2012  Press Release – In a long awaited decision, the California Air Resources Board today ruled that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is required to construct additional air pollution controls on the dried […]

 
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Gasoline angst

Talk about sticker shock – in recent days, Californians including us here in Inyo-Mono, woke up to gasoline prices that had suddenly jumped up by as much as 50 cents per gallon overnight. Governor Jerry Brown ordered the California Air Resources Board to start use of California’s winter blend as soon as possible. That blend, […]

 
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Dry Lake hearing revealed hostile LADWP

On the attack – that’s the way observers described Los Angeles Department of Water and Power attorney, Stuart Somach as he battled through a hearing before the California Air Resources Board in Sacramento against local air pollution control orders in Inyo County. APCD Director Ted Schade had analyzed the Owens Dry Lake pollution, as required […]

 
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LADWP appeals dust clean-up order

In Sacramento today, the California Air Resources Board planned to hear an appeal by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.  The agency opposes an order from the Air Pollution Control District here to clean up more dust at the Owens Dry Lake Bed. Under a state plan which LADWP signed, APCD Director Ted […]

 
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State Air Board staff backs APCD clean-up order

On June 15, the California Air Resources Board will hear the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s appeal of an order to do more clean up on the Owens Dry Lake dust. Meanwhile, the ARB staff has concluded that LADWP failed to prove that the clean-up order is wrong. Ted Schade, Director of the […]

 
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LADWP drops lawsuits against APCD and CARB

With no explanation, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has dismissed, without prejudice, two lawsuits.  One, against the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District.  The second, against the California Air Resources Board. In February, LADWP had refused an order from the APCD to clean up more Owens Dry Lake dust on 2.9 square […]

 
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LADWP balks at more dust clean-up

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will apparently clean up 98% of the toxic Owens Lake dust, but they don’t want to go the whole 100%.  In a lengthy press release from DWP Senior Assistant General Manager for Water, James McDaniel, the news came out that DWP has appealed the latest dust control […]

 
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