Archive for June, 2009

Massive Opposition To Schwarzenegger’s Oil Drilling End Run

June 10th, 2009

There is massive opposition to Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to override the State Lands Commission and allow oil drilling off of Santa Barbara as part of last minute budget stop gap. State Lands Commission Resolution in opposition Political Letters… more »

Offshore oil and gas rigs could move dramatically closer to Florida’s coastline

June 10th, 2009

(Pardon the photo quality – iPhone photo of borrowed map from reporter while in hearing room) This just in from Richard Charter: Dark blue area on this map protected by GOMESA til 2022 by bipartisan compromise was blown… more »

Senate looks to shrink no-drilling zones protections

June 10th, 2009

BY CURTIS MORGAN Offshore oil and gas rigs could move dramatically closer to Florida’s coastline — nearly within sight of pristine Panhandle beaches — under a provision approved Tuesday by a key Senate panel. The amendment, tacked onto… more »

Top 10 San Diego Water Users

June 9th, 2009

San Diego News Network created a list of the top 10 water users in San Diego. The list includes Caltrans, UCSD, SDSU and SeaWorld. The City of San Diego is the largest single wholesale agency the Water Authority… more »

Environmental groups clean up T. J. River Valley Regional Park

June 8th, 2009

Nearly every time it rains, trash, human waste and tires from the hills of Tijuana flow from Mexico into California. Hoping to bring awareness to the problem, environmental groups spend the day cleaning up the Tijuana River Valley…. more »

Volunteers Clean Up TJ River Valley

June 8th, 2009

By Katie Orr Monday, June 8, 2009 SAN DIEGO — Hundreds of people turned out this weekend to help clean up the Tijuana River Valley in San Diego’s South Bay. Volunteers rolled, dragged and carried a seemingly endless… more »

Hypocrisy, Thy Name is Arnold

June 5th, 2009

This coming Monday, June 8 is World Ocean Day. So, in honor of the event, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger issued the following statement: “California’s tremendous ocean and coastline are important to our environment and our economy, and every… more »

Surfrider and Wildcoast Team Up

June 4th, 2009

The Surfrider Foundation’s San Diego chapter and Wildcoast, the Imperial Beach-based environmental group, are teaming up on a border litter cleanup June 6 in the pollution-plagued Tijuana River Valley. Border pollution issues have served as a wedge between… more »

Desalination in Pendleton?

June 4th, 2009

The San Diego County Water Authority, perhaps emboldened by the imprudence demonstrated the Regional Water Quality Control Board in permitting an atavistic approach to desalination, is exploring a desalination plant in Camp Pendleton. This would be the largest… more »

The hazards of offshore drilling threaten Florida

June 3rd, 2009

(This article was originally published on April 26, 2009 at www.tallahassee.com) I am guessing that Florida Sen. Nancy Detert, R-Venice, has never eyeballed a Gulf of Mexico oil or natural gas rig at water level, which is why… more »