Articles Tagged With ‘Air Quality’




Brown signs West Coast pact on climate change

Governor Jerry Brown joined the governors of Oregon and Washington and the premier of British Columbia Monday to sign a West Coast pact on fighting climate change. [Mercury News] The Pacific Coast Action Plan on Climate and Energy commits the... (Continue reading)

SLO APCD board approves annual fees on state parks

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) board approved nearly $50,000 of annual fees Thursday to be levied upon the California Department of Parks and Recreation as part of a controversial effort to reduce dust blowing from... (Continue reading)

Missing APCD board members spotted

Two San Luis Obispo County supervisors who claimed that they were unable to attend an Air Pollution Control District Board meeting Wednesday morning were spotted at a gathering that afternoon in Pismo Beach. Supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill, who... (Continue reading)

Gibson and Hill ploy leads to cancellation of APCD meeting

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District cancelled its board meeting scheduled for Wednesday following a late and likely politically strategic decision by Supervisors Bruce Gibson and Adam Hill not to attend. Gibson and Hill likely would have... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach council considering replacing Peterson on APCD board

The Grover Beach City Council is considering booting its mayor from the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board. Mayor Debbie Peterson, who has represented Grover Beach on the board since January, attempted Monday to gain the support... (Continue reading)

Atascadero group appeals Walmart ruling

An attorney for Save Atascadero, a group opposed to the Walmart project, filed an appeal on July 12 that challenges a judge’s ruling approving the project. In June 2012, the Atascadero City Council approved the construction of a Walmart superstore... (Continue reading)

Grover Beach Council spurns mayor’s campaign against APCD dust rule

Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson, who is campaigning to repeal the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District dust rule, petitioned her fellow council members Monday to join her in opposition to the regulation. Peterson did not win over... (Continue reading)

Huffington Post: Jerry Reiss for Nobel Prize

In a Huffington Post story about World No Tobacco Day, May 31, the author suggests former San Luis Obispo City Councilman Jerry Reiss for the next Nobel Peace Prize: In 1990, Reiss was the councilman who first proposed the ban... (Continue reading)

Judge rules against two suits over APCD dust rule

A San Luis Obispo Superior Court judge has ruled against two legal challenges to the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District’s Oceano Dunes dust rule. Judge Charles Crandall rejected the requests made by Friends of Oceano Dunes, an... (Continue reading)

APCD skews report on Nipomo Mesa air quality

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A member of the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board discovered last week that district staff used incomplete data sets to compile a report which inaccurately portrays escalating pollution levels on the Nipomo Mesa.... (Continue reading)