State parks questions feasibility of Oceano Dunes emissions reduction mandate

California State Parks is raising questions about the feasibility and affordability of a settlement agreement it reached with the San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District last year that calls for an approximately 50 percent reduction in emissions from the Oceano Dunes off-road riding area. Read More …

APCD hearing board approves Oceano Dunes dust deal

The San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District (APCD) Hearing Board on Monday approved a hotly contested agreement between the APCD and California state parks over reducing dust flows coming from the Oceano Dunes.

State parks’ deal with the APCD will lead to the closure of portions of the Oceano Dunes to off-road vehicles in order to create islands of vegetation within the park. Read More …