Letter to the Editor

Wind vs. windbags

AtascaderoDecember 2, 2012 

I for one, am really wondering about the sanity of the Air Pollution Control District Board. The head of the district is trying to justify the agency’s existence.

From what I read in The Tribune (Nov. 15), the APCD is under pressure from a small minority of NIMBYs who live in the vicinity of the Nipomo Dunes, who have unproven claims that they have developed respiratory problems because a few ATVs kick up a little sand. The NIMBYs want the APCD to stop the wind from blowing sand into the air … wow!

That’s easy enough … just get Mother Nature on the phone, or simply email her and demand that she shut off all wind and particulates in that area.

Now, let’s just use a small part of our brains and use logic, which neither the NIMBYs nor the APCD has shown.

Questions for the NIMBYs and the APCD: How long have the Nipomo Dunes been there? How long has the wind been blowing like a hurricane 365 days a year on the dunes? Hundreds of thousands or millions of years, very likely. So quit acting like a bunch of spoiled brats and just try to get along.

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