Tag Archive for Water Pollution

San Diego’s fireworks fiasco draws legal scrutiny

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

CERF Advances Pro-Environment Arguments in La Jolla Cove Fireworks Case.

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.

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CERF wants to sue the IBWC!

CERF Executive Director Marco Gonzalez spent nearly ten years working on a solution to problems associated with border sewage and its impacts on South San Diego County coastal communities.


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The Real Fireworks Debate, or Lack Thereof

Reposted by permission from TwoCathedrals.com
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?

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CERF Comments to San Diego City Council re: Fireworks Impacts to Wildlife, Air and Water Quality

Today, April 25, 2011: The San Diego City Council will consider passing municipal code amendments to exempt coastal fireworks from California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requirements.

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Re-thinking our footprint

Reposted with permission from TwoCathedrals.com
April 20, 2011
by Livia Borak

How many of us have a DVR full of Jersey Shore and the latest incarnation of [Any City] Housewives? Understandable; reality television is addictive, alluring to the escapist inside all of us. But it really doesn’t have much to do with most anyone’s actual reality.

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CERF Fireworks – La Jolla Complaint, Temporary Restraining Order, and Media

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.