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.
EDC is hosting a workship at UCSB to educate the community about the issues surrounding whale migration, feeding, shipping transportation, and ship strikes in the Santa Barbara Channel.Read More
California Coast Protected From Oil Barging-Environmental Groups Successfully Advocate for Pipeline ApprovalSeptember 12, 2011
Environmental groups celebrated today, following final approval of a pipeline project that will replace oil barging off the coast of Santa Barbara County. The CA Coastal Commission cast the final approval, following similar action by the County of SB and the City of Goleta.
The EDC, the Sierra Club, and the Environmental Coaliton filed a lawsuit against the City of Oxnard disputing the City’s decision that new residential, commercial and industrial development at Ormond Beach will not harm sensitive wetlands or the State’s plan to restore the area.
Company Agrees to Improve Stormwater Management Practices at its Ventura River Facility, and to Provide $35,000 Seed Money For Establishment of Lower Ventura River Watershed Fund
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 CorridorMay 02, 2011
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.
Limoneira Co. and the Keep Sespe Wild Committee have settled concerns over potential Santa Paula Creek flood impacts by ensuring that the issues will be further reviewed as the East Area 1 project moves through the City of Santa Paula for additional approvals.
Lawsuit to Be Filed Against Multi-Chem Group LLC’s Ventura Facility for Violations of its Storm Water Permit
Bruce Anticouni, principal of the law firm of Anticouni & Associates in Santa Barbara…