DWP Criticizes Plan to Cut Dust in Wider Area

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Department of Water and Power on Thursday questioned a regulatory agency’s decision to expand by 9.3 square miles the 29-square-mile area in the Owens Valley where the city is spending $415 million to reduce dust.

DWP Board President Mary Nichols said it is premature for the air pollution district to expand the area for dust reduction before her agency has completed work in the existing target area.