In 1999, I moved to Mammoth Lakes. While traveling on the road that skirts the Owens Lake bed, I encountered a massive dust storm that chipped the paint off my truck. From afar it looked like a regular storm, but from within, it was dark and breathing was nearly impossible.
If the improvements that have been made since can be attributed to pollution control officer Ted Schade's work, then I applaud him.
That the L.A. Department of Water and Power and other California utilities don't want to clean up the pollution they cause is no surprise. Look at what PG&E did to Hinkley, Calif. That the DWP continues to try to steal water from the Eastern Sierra is just another slap in the face.