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Standing Committee – framework for reductions collapses

By Deb Murphy Thursday’s Standing Committee meeting was a riveting tennis match of semantics and legalese. In the end the committee couldn’t agree on a framework for or anything related to reasonable reductions to agriculture which means the status quo is maintained and agricultural leases will get 45,000 acre-feet for irrigation. The only potential ag […]

 
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Owens Lake Trails: ‘A sacred place’

By Deb Murphy Matt Kingsley put the Owens Lake Trails into perspective at the official opening of the 4-mile system complete with art installations. Inyo County’s Fifth District Supervisor admitted he was initially skeptical of the public access element of the dust mitigation project. “The lake wasn’t very inviting,” he said. “But now, when I […]

 
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Shallow-flooded pool rimmed by a brine fly buffet for migratory birds

Celebratory tour of Owens Lake

By Deb Murphy Politics were left behind at Wednesday afternoon’s tour of the Owens Lake dust mitigation project as air pollution district board members and staff joined Los Angeles staff and interested parties to get a first-hand look at the 110-square miles of controversy. The tour was celebratory, showing off dust control methods that were […]

 
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Ted Schade, former Great Basin Air Pollution Control Officer, attended the meeting and tour as a private citizen, voicing his approval of the new State Implementation Plan.

Great Basin board approves Owens Lake control plan

By Deb Murphy Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District’s Board of Directors took about an hour Wednesday morning to approve a revised State Implementation Plan to bring the Owens Lake into compliance with PM10 regulations while saving water and providing habitat values on the massive project. The 557-pages of documentation was the product of […]

 
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