July 16, 1991 |
Plans to ship 25% of Southern California's trash by train to a new desert landfill in Riverside County could have a significant impact on air quality at nearby Joshua Tree National Monument, according to a draft environmental impact statement released Monday. "Increases of nitrogen oxides . . . may worsen ozone concentrations within Joshua Tree," states the report, citing concerns of the National Park Service. " . . .
July 6, 1990 |
Swayed by emotional pleas from San Diego County residents and hints of lead poisoning in Riverside County, an initially skeptical Senate committee Thursday approved a bill that would force California Indian tribes to comply with state environmental rules when building garbage dumps on their sovereign lands.
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January 1, 1998 |
Citing environmental grounds, a judge issued a tentative ruling Wednesday rejecting a proposal to build one of the world's largest garbage dumps next to Joshua Tree National Park in eastern Riverside County. San Diego County Superior Court Judge Judith McConnell said the plan presents an unacceptable level of threat to the desert tortoise, to the desert floor and to the "wilderness experience" at the sprawling park.
November 28, 1992 |
A plan to turn the former Eagle Mountain iron mine into a giant desert landfill has run into trouble with the state Integrated Waste Management Board. And in the process, the board has sent a message to developers that the California Environmental Protection Agency intends to streamline and put new teeth into its permit process. This week, the waste management board, a division of Cal/EPA, rejected an environmental impact statement prepared by Mine Reclamation Corp.
October 7, 1992 |
The Riverside County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved plans to build what could become the nation's largest garbage dump, near the border of a national monument. Voting 3 to 2, the supervisors cleared the way for the project's sponsors to seek landfill permits from state water and air quality agencies to construct a landfill located about a mile and a half from scenic Joshua Tree National Monument.
September 1, 1996 |
They are the scrappiest of farmers, eking out a living in the barren desert just south of Joshua Tree National Park. Sometimes they work in the buff, their skin protected by oil from their crop of certified organic jojoba. But don't count Larry and Donna Charpied as just hippie holdouts producing shampoo ingredients.