Articles Tagged With ‘Air Quality’




Camp Fire smoke moves into SLO County

Conditions were smoky across San Luis Obispo County on Monday as a result of a wind pattern that blew smoke from the Northern California Camp Fire to the Central Coast. [Cal Coast Times] The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution... (Continue reading)

Cunningham promotes resolution against Trump’s emission rollbacks

Again breaking rank with his party on an environmental issue, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) introduced a resolution this week opposing the Trump Administration’s rollbacks of fuel emission standards. [Cal Coast Times] The state of California is currently locked... (Continue reading)

Hearing board rejects Oceano Dunes settlement

An agreement that was billed as a great compromise between California state parks and the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) did not satisfy the APCD’s hearing board, which rejected the deal on Wednesday and demanded that... (Continue reading)

Cow fart bill passes California Legislature

California legislators have approved a bill targeting cow flatulence and manure, which lawmakers blame for releasing greenhouse gases. The legislation aims to reduce methane emissions related to manure to 40 percent below 2013 levels by 2030. [CBS San Francisco] Senator... (Continue reading)

Friends of Oceano Dunes awarded $378,273

By KAREN VELIE The court awarded Friends of the Oceano Dunes $378,273 on Wednesday for attorney’s fees and court costs for litigation the group filed objecting to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control Board’s (APCD) dust rule. Of... (Continue reading)

Friends of Oceano Dunes sues the Coastal Commission

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

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)

SLO County staff seeking denial of Phillips 66 rail spur

San Luis Obispo County staff is recommending denial of Phillips 66’s proposal to build a rail spur so that crude oil currently delivered by pipeline could be transported to the Nipomo facility by rail. The proposed rail spur project includes... (Continue reading)

State employee demoted after crossing 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)

Fire delays Santa Margarita Elementary School opening day

Classes at Santa Margarita Elementary School will not start on Wednesday as previously planned, the Atascadero Unified School District announced Tuesday. Approximately 1,000 firefighters are battling a blaze burning on the southwest side of the town. The last estimate, on... (Continue reading)