May 1, 2013: All available funding for CAPP’s woodstove replacement program has been expended at this time. To date, 475 old, wood-burning systems throughout the District have been replaced with cleaner EPA-compliant systems. Please check this site periodically for future updates and/or contact participating stove retailers for more information.

$4.8 Million Approved in Local Air Project Funds To Benefit Many

Local communities will soon see a restored alkali meadow in Lone Pine, an electric tractor and new community gardens in Bishop, a PM10 street sweeper in Mammoth, and new snowplows in Alpine County that will help open local roads much faster following winter snows. These are just a few of the projects to be funded across Inyo, Mono and Alpine Counties through the Clean Air Projects Program, a joint effort of the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

After careful consideration, $4.8 million in CAPP funds provided by the LADWP has been approved to help pay for 22 air quality improvement projects in the Great Basin Air District. As proposed by local applicants, these projects will provide Continue reading

CAPP Funding Recommendations Finalized for Board Approval

After considerable deliberation, the Clean Air Projects’ Selection Panel finalized their proposal evaluation decisions, reaching consensus on funding recommendations for 22 projects within the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, encompassing Inyo, Mono and Alpine counties.

All funding recommendations have been presented to the Air District’s Governing Board and will be considered for final approval at the next Board meeting on May 24, 10:30 a.m., at the Mono County Continue reading

CAPP Proposal Amounts Exceed Expectations

In another sign of the depressed economic and increased environmental awareness times, the Clean Air Projects Program recently announced that it received 49 proposals requesting $16.5 million in funding for ‘clean air projects’ throughout the Great Basin Unified Air Pollution Control District, with includes Alpine, Inyo and Mono Counties.

With a budget of $5 million, CAPP administration and the Air District’s proposal review committee undeniably have their work cut out Continue reading