Articles Tagged With ‘Air Quality’

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)

Battle over Atascadero Walmart goes to court

San Luis Obispo Superior Court Judge Jac Crawford heard arguments Tuesday on whether the city of Atascadero followed environmental law when it approved the construction of a Walmart in June. An attorney for Save Atascadero, a group opposed to the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County supervisor accused of threatening state

EDITORS NOTE: See Adam Hill’s email calling a state parks official contemptuous, misleading and dishonest at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill’s “scathing emails” have now caught the attention of California... (Continue reading)

California Attorney General files lawsuit against local air district

EDITOR’S NOTE: See a brief of the California Attorney General’s lawsuit at the bottom of this story. By KAREN VELIE California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris filed a lawsuit in mid-October against the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control... (Continue reading)

Air board seeks help from Sacramento on implementing dust rule

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District Board decided Wednesday to go around State Parks and seek help from the Governor’s Cabinet in implementing its Oceano dunes dust rule. [SLO Tribune] District officials have accused State Parks of... (Continue reading)

Control burn jumps containment at Montana de Oro

A Cal Fire control burn at Montana de Oro State Park is burning beyond containment after stronger than expected offshore winds pushed the fire across set lines onto Valencia Peak. [KSBY] “We planned extensively for this prescribed fire and deployed... (Continue reading)

Air district staff wants to raise fees

Staff at the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District is asking its board on Wednesday to approve a handful of fee increases in order to cover its growing budget needs, according to the agenda. Staff is requesting increasing... (Continue reading)

San Luis Obispo County healthier than most

San Luis Obispo County is ranked the 13th healthiest California County out of the 56 ranked in an annual report by the University of Wisconsin Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. In California, Marin County is ranked the... (Continue reading)

Morro Bay considering smoking ban

Morro Bay City Council voted 3-2 last week to ask its city attorney to draft a regulation that would ban smoking in all outdoor public places. [Tribune] Both Mayor Bill Yates and Councilman George Leage voted against having City Attorney... (Continue reading)

Second lawsuit filed against the air quality district

A San Luis Obispo man filed a second lawsuit against the air quality district over its contentious Oceano Dunes dust rule, this one focusing on alleged procedural errors. The lawsuit, filed by Kevin Rice on Tuesday, charges the air quality district... (Continue reading)