Posts Tagged ‘Air Quality’


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APCD board split over Oceano dunes dust rule

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN and KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District is attempting to rehabilitate its Oceano Dunes dust rule, but in the aftermath of an appellate court ruling against the regulation, some members of the... (Continue reading)

Appellate court rules against Oceano dunes dust rule

By KAREN VELIE After three years of litigation challenging the Oceano Dunes “dust rule,” the 2nd Appellate Court in Ventura ruled Monday that the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) does not have the power to regulate... (Continue reading)

Is the Oceano dunes a Machine or other contrivance?

OPINION BY KEVIN RICE If you answer “no” to the above question, you agree with Friends of Oceano Dunes. Three years of litigation challenging the Air Pollution Control District’s “dust rule” (Rule 1001) regulating Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area... (Continue reading)

SLO may tack e-cigarettes onto smoking ban

San Luis Obispo staffers are asking the city council to place a ban on the use of electronic cigarettes. At its meeting Tuesday, the council will consider a proposed ordinance that would extend the city’s existing smoking ban to the... (Continue reading)

No to a Santa Margarita quarry

OPINION By TE KINDERKNECHT Dear San Luis Obispo community, I write in response to the gross misinformation being shelled out. I challenge any of the supporters of the Santa Margarita quarry to post their address, even just their street. I... (Continue reading)

Methane control or money generator?

OPINION By GARY KIRKLAND On Wednesday, the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) will meet to figure out how to extort more money from businesses and take away more of our freedoms all in the name of... (Continue reading)

Santa Margarita quarry ruling again postponed

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission again made no decision Thursday on a mining proposal for rural Santa Margarita that is dividing neighbors and county residents. Longtime Santa Margarita residents Mike Cole and Steve Souza are applying for a... (Continue reading)

Thousands of form letters argue against Nipomo rail spur

After receiving more than 10,000 emails opposing the Phillips 66 proposed Nipomo rail spur to, staff has delayed the date for the San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission to discuss the controversial project as they review the correspondence. Nevertheless, the... (Continue reading)

Phillips 66 rail spur project is wrong for SLO County

OPINION By LAURANCE SHINDERMAN A little over two weeks ago, Phillips 66 released a re-circulated draft environmental impact report (DREIR) for the Phillips 66 Company rail spur extension project. The report addresses the proposed rail spur extension projects impacts on... (Continue reading)

Proposal calls for 350 new oil wells in Price Canyon

A Phoenix, Arizona based natural resources company is planning to drill 350 new oil wells in an area of Price Canyon near Pismo Beach. [KSBY] Freeport McMoran, which mines precious metals and produces oil and gas, currently pumps 5,000 barrels... (Continue reading)



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