11/30/2006 EPA backs down from threats to rural air standards at Mono and Owens lakes
The federal Environmental Protection Agency in September decided not to gut rural dust control standards for Mono Lake and Owens Lake, in large part as the result of a huge public outcry. Many thanks to everyone who submitted comments, called, or encouraged others to protest the proposed changes. Go to for details, or for details and comments on the plan, see "Reminder: EPA proposal leaves Owens Valley in the dust" in our news archives for 4/14/2006.)

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