Articles Tagged With ‘Environment’

Commission opposes Huasna Valley oil drilling

The San Luis Obispo County Planning Commission voted 4-1 against plans to drill as many as 12 oil wells in Huasna Valley noting issues with noise and the danger of fire. [Tribune] Proponents of the project contend the commissions rejection... (Continue reading)

Congress makes move on state water

A partisan majority in the U.S. Congress Wednesday approved a wide-reaching California water bill providing a gift-basket of benefits to farmers and striking down existing state law. [SacramentoBee] The bill, by Republican Congressman Devin Nunes of Visalia, stretches out and... (Continue reading)

Lawsuit filed against plastic bag ban

A pro-plastic bag coalition filed a suit on Thursday in San Luis Obispo County’s Superior Court attempting to set aside the recently approved-county anti-plastic bag ordinance. [Tribune] On behalf of the Save the Plastic Bag Coalition, attorney Stephen L. Joseph... (Continue reading)

Lawmakers won’t decide canal plan

One of the state’s most enduringly controversial public works projects, the Peripheral Canal, took a subtle step forward last week after rejection of a proposal to put its future in the hands of the legislature. An Assembly committee killed a... (Continue reading)

SLO County plastic bag ban vote set

The San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority’s board is slated to vote today on a proposed law to ban single-use plastic bags countywide in most stores, beginning in October. If approved, the bag ban would outlaw the use... (Continue reading)

SLO County plastic bag ban still on course

A planned ban on so-called single-use plastic bags used by retailers moves toward a final vote next year following a spirited and well-attended meeting of the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Board (IWMB) Wednesday. Faced with an opportunity... (Continue reading)

Chevron wants SLO to pay $11 million for development

The San Luis Obispo City Council reviewed and endorsed Tuesday a proposed 322-acre Tank Farm development project designed by the Chevron Corporation, but would not commit to reimburse the developer $11.1 million in costs. Chevron plans on constructing business parks and... (Continue reading)

Environmentalist backing U.S. swordfish industry

The swordfish industry has been painted as a fleet of fishermen determined to troll the oceans with their “curtains of death,” or gill nets, in order to capture the magnificent fish at the deathly expense of migrating turtles, dolphins and... (Continue reading)

Coastal Cleanup scheduled for Saturday

More than 80,000 people are expected to participate statewide in the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day Sept. 17, hoping to cleanse beaches, lakes and waterways of humanity’s blight. The event has proven popular with San Luis Obispo County volunteers in... (Continue reading)

Green bills fared poorly in Sacramento

It’s been a bad year at the state capitol for environmental issues despite an ostensibly friendly administration, and it’s a trend being felt nationwide as the economy hemorrhages. [SanJoseMercuryNews] Representatives of many California environmental interest groups had hoped that Gov.... (Continue reading)