Tag Archives | Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District


Great Basin, MCWD reach settlement, dismiss litigation

Press release from GBUAPCD and MCWD Mammoth Lakes, CA – Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (Great Basin) and Mammoth Community Water District (MCWD), having reached a full and complete settlement, Thursday filed a joint stipulation to dismiss pending litigation.  The two public agencies, Great Basin and MCWD, believe that withdrawing the lawsuit will […]

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Some information – Living with smoke pollution

From Mono County Health Department Living With Smoke First the Lion Fire, now Ferguson and others–wildfires are burning all over the West again and smoke pollution is becoming part of our lives. The purpose of this communication is to share information on smoke pollution, focusing on health concerns, understanding air quality and approaches to reducing exposure. […]

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Great Basin announces woodstove voucher program

Press release Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District is pleased to announce that residents of Inyo, Mono, and Alpine counties who have not previously participated in a prior change-out program through the District are eligible for one $2,000 or $4,000 voucher, on a first-come, first-served basis to use toward the replacement of a non-EPA […]

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Officials offer recommendations with smoky conditions

Wildfire Smoke: Air Quality Conditions and Public Health Recommendations Joint press release Smoke from numerous wildfires throughout California and Nevada including the Ferguson Fire, outside Yosemite National Park, and the Lions Fire near Mammoth Lakes are affecting local air quality. Persistent smoky conditions are impacting communities and residents throughout Mono, Inyo, and Alpine counties. The Great Basin Unified […]

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View from top of Mammoth Mountain/courtesy GBUAPCD

Smoke advisory for ‘everyone’ in Mammoth Lakes

Stage 2 Health Advisory Affected Communities: Mammoth Lakes Smoke Source: Butte Fire & Empire Fire Based on air pollution levels between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM PDT on August 9, 2017 a Stage 2 Air Pollution Health Advisory has been issued for Mammoth Lakes. Smoke is being seen throughout Mono, Inyo and Alpine Counties. Other communities […]

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Ann Piersall, left, Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer, and Phill Kiddoo, right, Air Pollution
Control Officer, at the Plover Wing Plaza on Owens Lake on January 3rd, 2017.

Ann Piersall new Control Officer at GBUAPCD

Press release Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District (District) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Ann Piersall to the position of Deputy Air Pollution Control Officer (Deputy APCO). The District is a joint agency of Alpine, Mono and Inyo Counties responsible for all federal and state air quality standards to protect the health and welfare […]

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LADWP/GBAPCD settle lawsuits over dust control and look forward to more use of waterless control methods without harming wildlife

City of Los Angeles and Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District Reach Historic Comprehensive Agreement on Owens Lake Dust Mitigation LOS ANGELES and BISHOP, CA – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer, DWP Commission President Mel Levine and Owens Valley air pollution control representatives Ron Hames, Linda Arcularius and Matt […]

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Two Inyo Supervisors want more power on APCD Board

  Two Inyo County Supervisors appear to want to take seats away from Mono County, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and/ or Alpine County Supervisors who sit on the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control Board. Why would any of those agencies give up representation on that board? Tuesday, Supervisors Linda Arcularius and Matt Kingsley […]

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Cleaner skies will you see

    Cleaner Skies Ahead in the Eastern Sierra Bishop, CA – Recently, and in no uncertain terms, the World Health Organization declared that all types of outdoor air pollution, including dust and smoke, causes cancer. Last summer’s air was especially dangerous as smoke from burning forests filled local skies with dangerous levels of pollution […]

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Local art with a message

With Christmas gifts on the mind now, some shoppers look to locally produced art with some social or environmental benefit. One wall calendar shows off Eastern Sierra skies and supports clean air. Such a project features photographer Andy Selters in conjunction with the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Clean Air Projects […]

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