I agree with Coastal Commissioner Steve Padilla when he doubts the effectiveness of the Oceano Dunes dust mitigation program. Because the dust plume is 100 feet high or more, sand fences and plants are not going to be effective.
The dust plume is only coming from the off-road riding area. Breaking down the natural crust and pulverizing the sand causes the plume. I have had many bouts of bronchitis, some requiring medical intervention. Working outdoors at times I might as well be a sandblaster who is not using a dust respirator.
Rick Tibben, Nipomo
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