Letter to the Editor

Sand not from Trilogy

Arroyo GrandeApril 14, 2014 

Grover Beach Mayor Debbie Peterson’s Viewpoint of April 10 is a typical example of “if you say it enough times, people might believe it.”

State Parks and the off-highway vehicle lobby have worked diligently to keep from taking responsibility for the health hazard primarily created by off-road vehicle driving on the Oceano Dunes.

First they said the particulate matter survey was flawed. When the courts found otherwise, they decided to tell everyone they could find that it was a natural process. It isn’t — the sand particles blowing from the dunes up onto the Mesa are many times smaller than normal sand particles.

Now the new “truism” is that the construction in Trilogy is to blame. Really, folks, how gullible do you think we are? Living well north of the Trilogy development and the oil refinery, I watch particulates blow from the recreation area almost every day. Anyone who spouts this new “truism” is most likely backed by State Parks and the off-highway vehicle lobby.

Just like the emperor who had no clothes, don’t believe it just because someone says it.

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