Tag Archives | Ted Schade

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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Ted Schade

Letter to the Editor: Consider ATV impacts

Dear Supervisors and Planning Department: As I will not be the Great Basin Air Pollution Control Districtí’s Air Pollution Control Officer on December 30, 2014, the date of the rescheduled hearing on the Eastern Sierra ATV Adventure Trails Project, I am submitting these comments on the project for the record. The Great Basin Unified Air […]

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LADWP/GBAPCD settle lawsuits over dust control and look forward to more use of waterless control methods without harming wildlife

City of Los Angeles and Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Reach Historic Comprehensive Agreement on Owens Lake Dust Mitigation LOS ANGELES and BISHOP, CA – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer, DWP Commission President Mel Levine and Owens Valley air pollution control representatives Ron Hames, Linda Arcularius and Matt […]

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MCWD Manager Patrick Hayes

MCWD repeats concerns in press conference

Due to all of their concerns with the proposed expansion of the Geothermal Plant in Mammoth Lakes, the Mammoth Community Water District held a press conference on August 21. The meeting took place the morning before the Long Valley Caldera workshop hosted by Ormat Technologies in Suite Z and was an opportunity for the press […]

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Conceptual image of new animal shelter

Rudolph Construction gets animal shelter bid

With a quick move, the Inyo Public Works Department presented a bid award for construction of the new Animal Shelter to the Supervisors Tuesday. The low bid went to Rudolph Construction at $699,960. Deputy Public Works Director Jim Tatum said the organization ICARE would provide $416,000 of that money and the County, $375,000. Later, the […]

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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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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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LADWP loses yet another court case

Court dismisses another attempt by the Los Angeles Department of Water to sueAir District in Owens Lake fee case     (Press Release) Today, the Kern County Superior Court in Bakersfield dismissed a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power counter-suit against the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District.  The countersuit was in response […]

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LADWP loses federal case

For Immediate Release: Federal Court Ends Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Lawsuit in Owens Lake case Date: May 2, 2013 Today, the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s high-profile lawsuit against the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and other environmental agencies was dismissed by the U.S. District Court […]

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Letter to the editor: “Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.”

Submitted by Daniel Pritchett of Bishop I recently compared DWP’s announcement of its decision to abandon Owens Lake Master Plan negotiations to a “Dear John” letter ending a relationship.  I also posed the rhetorical question of whether the jilted parties (local environmental groups and agencies) would learn from the experience to be more skeptical of […]

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