Letter to the Editor

Worsening air

NipomoJune 19, 2013 

Based on monitoring data, the air quality problem from particulate matter from the Oceano Dunes has worsened this year. In the past 12 months, it has exceeded federal regulatory levels five times.

The Off-Highway Vehicle Division of State Parks wants to buy 584 acres of county-owned property within the Oceano Dunes SVRA (State Vehicle Recreation Area). In my opinion, vehicle “recreation” should not be permitted on this county-owned land. Vehicles belong on roads, not our beach and dunes.

The Tribune stated in an editorial: “We must keep the Dunes under the county’s control.”

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