July 11, 2012
The National Law Journal
by Amanda Bronstad
An environmental group that has repeatedly sued over potential pollution caused from fireworks displays in San Diego is looking into the potential damage to local wildlife caused by this year’s July 4 show, which exploded all at once due to an apparent computer malfunction. Read more
June 14, 2012
There are many locations throughout San Diego appropriate for limited-duration fireworks displays, some perhaps over water, so long as there are rigid cleanup standards and they are in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and the Coastal Act.
January 9, 2012
Mr. Gus Vina, City Manager
City of Encinitas
505 S. Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024
Re: Notice of CEQA Violations: Pattern and Practice
Failure to Mitigate Impacts of Coastal Armoring
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September 21, 2011
by Livia Borak
“Principles only mean something if you stick to them when it’s inconvenient.”
There’s been some focus of late on legislation to “reform” (read: gut) the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), mostly because one of the bills waiting for the Governor’s signature would help fast-track a football stadium in Los Angeles.
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May 4, 2011
by Livia Borak
Two months. Exactly two months remain until the 4th of July holiday. We’ll take time off to enjoy the company of our friends and loved ones, fly our American flags and light the barbeque. And then the fireworks. What’s more American than buying hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fireworks from China, watching their explosive display, and then sitting in traffic for an hour?
Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation attorney Marco Gonzalez has a long history with fireworks in the San Diego area. As a longtime clean water activist, he has been informing regular fireworks dischargers, such as Sea World, that compliance with discharge laws, including permitting, implementation of best management practices (BMPs), and water column and sediment monitoring are required for any displays over ocean waters.