Articles Tagged With ‘Environment’




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SLO council considering water bottle ban

The San Luis Obispo City Council is set to discuss the possibility of adopting a San Francisco-style ban on single-use plastic water bottles. In February, the council voted 4-1 to direct city staff to craft... (Continue reading)

Pismo Preserve project running nearly $5 million over budget

The Pismo Preserve project is running two years behind schedule and nearly $5 million over budget. The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County had planned to open the preserve to the public this fall,... (Continue reading)

Capps backs Central Coast marine sanctuary

With just months left in her final term in office, Rep. Lois Capps has thrown her support behind a Chumash tribal proposal to create a national marine sanctuary ranging from Cambria to Santa Barbara. The... (Continue reading)

Coastal Commission chief fired in Morro Bay

At the conclusion of a jam-packed meeting in Morro Bay, the California Coastal Commission voted 7-5 to fire its executive director, Charles Lester. Hundreds of environmentalists and supporters of Lester converged upon the Morro Bay... (Continue reading)

Should SLO ban water bottles?

At the request of local environmental activists, the San Luis Obispo City Council voted to place  banning the sale of single-use water bottles at city events on an upcoming agenda. The council voted 4-1 to... (Continue reading)

Environmental group appeals new oil wells in Price Canyon

The nonprofit Center for Biological Diversity has appealed a decision by the San Luis Obipso County Planning Commission to let an Arizona natural resources company drill 31 new wells in Price Canyon near Pismo Beach.... (Continue reading)

California’s Economic Cooling Act

OPINION by SENATOR JOHN MOORLACH Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) issued the following statement Wednesday in response to the governor signing Senate Bill 350 (De León), the California “Economic Cooling” Act, at Griffith Observatory in... (Continue reading)

Climate change revisited

OPINION By DR. RAY WEYMANN In January 2010 I wrote an essay for CalCoastNews entitled “The Climate Change Challenge.” It is interesting but sobering to see in what ways the picture has and has not... (Continue reading)

Central Coast leads in water conservation

People living on California’s Central Coast use less water per-capita than any other Californians, according to a California drought database. [MercuryNews] Californian water consumption varies dramatically from region to region. On the Central Coast, residents... (Continue reading)

It’s a fee: California cap and trade passes legal challenge

California’s one-year-old system of auctioning off the right to emit carbon survived a pair of legal challenges this week. [SacramentoBee] Sacramento Superior Court Judge Timothy Frawley rejected lawsuits filed over California’s cap and trade law,... (Continue reading)



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