Articles Tagged With ‘San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District’




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Friends of Oceano Dunes files claim for $425,000

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By KAREN VELIE Friends of the Oceano Dunes is seeking $425,000 from the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board (APCD) and the State of California for attorney’s fees and costs after winning a case last year. In 2012,... (Continue reading)

Friends of Oceano Dunes sues the Coastal Commission

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN An off-roading organization that is attempting to overturn the Oceano Dunes dust rule has sued the California Coastal Commission over the agency’s role in implementing the controversial regulation. The lawsuit also names California state parks as a... (Continue reading)

Oceano Dunes dust rule still valid, judge rules

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By JOSH FRIEDMAN Less than a year after a California appellate court struck down a key provision of the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a San Luis Obispo judge has ruled the rest of the controversial regulation should remain intact. San... (Continue reading)

APCD to pay consultant to teach civility

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Amid disagreements over high salaries and the controversial dust rule, the divided San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board of Directors voted to hire a consultant for up to $5,000 to moderate a team-building workshop tentatively scheduled for... (Continue reading)

John Hamon accused of conflict of interest

Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Paso Robles Councilman John Hamon, who sits on the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) board, appears to be financially benefiting from votes he has made in favor of the Oceano Dunes dust rule.... (Continue reading)

State employee demoted after crossing Gibson

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Succumbing to pressure from San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson, the California Geological Survey has demoted a state geologist who is critical of the science behind a contested local air pollution regulation. The demotion has prompted feuding... (Continue reading)

APCD loses another round on dust rule

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By KAREN VELIE The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution District (APCD) lost another round Wednesday when the court sided with Friends of the Oceano Dunes and vacated a previous order that supported the dust rule. In Nov. 2011, the... (Continue reading)

Gibson’s attack on geologist creates dust up

Supervisor Bruce Gibson

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Bruce Gibson has used his sway to possibly jeopardize the job of a state geologist who is critical of the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a move that has drawn rebuke from three... (Continue reading)

Supervisor Hill threatens state employee

Supervisor Adam Hill

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill chastised and threatened the job of a state geologist who is critical of the science used to justify the Oceano Dunes dust rule, a regulation that an appellate court recently... (Continue reading)

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)



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