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Funding Available to Assist Landscaping Professionals in Purchasing Zero-Emission Equipment

  Funding is currently available through the state of California for small landscaping businesses to purchase new zero-emission landscaping equipment. The funding is offered through Clean Off- Road Equipment Voucher Incentive Project (CORE) and provides a point-of-sale discount to help offset the cost of adopting zero-emission technology. The goal of the program is to help […]

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FROM DEB MURPHY – Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Takes a New Approach in Legal Battle with LADWP

  The Superior Court ruling last month did not mark the end of the dispute between Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power over dust controls on Owens Lake. The beat goes on. From a simplified, but confirmed, interpretation of the ruling, the penalties levied by […]

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LADWP Takes Action to Protect LA Ratepayers from Unwarranted and Costly Orders by Great Basin Air Pollution Control District

Local Air Regulator Continues to Disregard Tribal Requests & Attempts to Expand Its Operating Budget — All Paid for by Angelenos Oct. 19, 2022 (LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) took legal action Tuesday to protect Los Angeles water customers from regulatory overreach by the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution […]

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LADWP/GBUAPC – Dueling Press Releases? No, Just Two Truths

  Here’s a little background on the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power vs Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (GBUAPC) legal battle the end result of which is a win/win, or lose/lose, depending on one’s point of view. GBUAPC identified an area on the Owens Lake shore that required dust controls. The […]

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LADWP Will Continue to Protect Sensitive Tribal Areas and Work with Local Tribal Representatives at Owens Lake

Sept. 30, 2022 (LOS ANGELES) — On September 27, 2022, the Sacramento Superior Court issued a ruling that rejected Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District’s (Great Basin) argument that it had unlimited regulatory control over LADWP.  The Court also refused to uphold more than $1 million in fines assessed by Great Basin that would […]

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Sacramento Court Issues Order Against Los Angeles Department of Water and Power In Pollution Dispute

  (Owens Lake, CA) – On September 27, the Sacramento County Superior Court issued its order against the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), rejecting LADWP’s attempt to avoid responsibility for controlling air pollution on the dried Owens Lake Bed in an area containing cultural resources. The LADWP’s historic diversion of […]

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Smoke/Haze Info from Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control Board

  This year’s wildland fire/smoke season has impacted the Eastern Sierra late in what is now an extended fire season—similar to last year. As of late Friday morning, only Bishop and Mono Lake are rated as “unhealthy” for particulate matter from the Mosquito Fire burning in the western foothills of the Sierra Nevada. According to […]

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Inyo County Added to Air Quality Health Advisory for Tri-County Areas

  Air Quality Health Advisory for Tri-County Areas Affected Communities: Alpine County communities with the potential for impact to Mono County communities – Note: Inyo County has been added Smoke Source: Mosquito and Yosemite Fires Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is issuing an Air Quality Health Advisory through September 10, 2022, based on […]

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Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Turns its Monitors to Wildfire Smoke

  With extensive protocols to control wind-blown dust off the Owens Lake, Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District’s attention, and monitors, are now turned toward tracking wildland fire smoke impacts across Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties. So far this fire season, which now is pretty much 12 months out of the year, those impacts […]

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Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality Impacts – Approaches to Reduce Exposure

  With the onset of wildfire activity in California, Alpine, Mono and Inyo counties are experiencing wildfire smoke impacts which are likely to continue this summer and fall.  Large wildfires often produce intense smoke that can pose serious health risks. The purpose of this communication is to provide detailed information on smoke pollution, focusing on […]

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Great Basin Unified Air Polution Control District Requests State Hearing On Conditions on Mono Lake

    With declining water levels on Mono Lake and an increase in airborne dust, the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District has formally requested a hearing before the State Water Resources Control Board. The request, approved at the GBUAPCD board meeting on June 7, cites the Water Board’s 1994 Decision 1631 setting the […]

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