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Reports of lock downs and document seizures at LADWP

It was a day of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power rumors in the Sierra Wave newsroom. Emails, calls and visits reported that guards locked down all three Owens Valley DWP offices and took documents, that officials took documents from the Owens Dry Lake office, and that computers were taken from the Mojave DWP […]

 
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LA Times reveals LADWP plan

Los Angeles’s mayor had no comment in an LA Times story Sunday that said the Department of Water and Power does not want to clean up the rest of the Owens Dry Lake dust and wants the State Lands Commission to do it. LADWP and the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District signed an agreement […]

 
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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 loses one in court

As we had reported, LADWP has refused to cooperate with the local Air Pollution Control District and its required assessment of the need for more dust clean-up at the Owens Dry Lake bed.  LADWP appealed the APCD requirements to the California Air Resources Board and then sued that Board for its required appeal process. That’s […]

 
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Schade responds to LADWP

In recent days, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power issued a press release to complain about having to clean up the Owens Dry Lake dust, the worst pollution source of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.  LA water diversions created the dusty lake bed.  Although LADWP agreed to a systematic plan to clean […]

 
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LADWP plays hardball with MCWD

In Mammoth Lakes, water district officials now deal with Department of Water and Power lawsuits aimed at all of Mammoth Creek water.  LADWP says it’s their water, not Mammoth’s.  On Tuesday, February 21, LADWP staff and attorneys met with Mammoth Community Water District Manager Greg Norby and legal counsel in Sacramento for a settlement conference. […]

 
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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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Inyo-DWP clash over pumps

This year’s Department of Water and Power Pumping Plan will take 8400 acre feet more than the Inyo Supervisors wanted.  At one point the Board asked DWP to reduce its 91,000 acre foot pumping plan by 8400 acre feet in the Thibaut and Aberdeen wellfields.  DWP said fine but they would add that same amount […]

 
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Woodstove, fireplace replacement program

Earlier this year, the Air Pollution Control District successfully negotiated with the Department of Water and Power to secure $5.6 million from Los Angeles to pay for clean air projects to offset some of the serious dust pollution from the Owens Dry Lake.  APCD also continues with dry lake clean-up enforcement against DWP, and one […]

 
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The facts about solar arrays

Solar Energy has been a hot topic in Inyo County recently, with several large-scale, commercial solar “power plants” being planned or proposed. For example, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has proposed a solar facility in Inyo County that would be located on 3,100 acres of its land, north of the Owens Dry […]

 
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