2011 Press Releases

Coast Guard Port Study Recommends Shipping Lane Changes to Reduce Ship Strikes of Large Whales

In response to the U.S. Coast Guard’s notice in today’s Federal Register that it has released its Port Access Route Study (PARS) for the Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports (LA/LB), the Environmental Defense Center (EDC) praised the agency for recommending shifts in shipping lane locations within the Santa Barbara Channel that may help reduce the threat of ship strikes for blue, fin, humpback, and other large whales.

Settlement Helps Preserve Prime Farm: City of Lompoc Agrees to Reconsider Decison That Would Have Opened Door to Development of Prime Agricultural Land Within the Bailey Avenue Corridor

Santa Barbara County Action Network (SB CAN) and the City of Lompoc have settled SB CAN’s lawsuit alleging that the City violated the CA Environmental Quality Act in its decision to include the “Bailey Ave. expansion area” as a porposed annexation area when it certified the Environmental Impact Report for the City’s 2030 General Plan Update.

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