Links to top stories in other publications on East County issues
ECM Editor’s note: The CPUC decision leaves the door
open for a southern route to be built, which would impact East County communities
near the border, so stay tuned.
Voice of San Diego (November 1, 2008) — San Diego Gas & Electric's proposed
$1.2 billion Sunrise Powerlink will not be built through Anza-Borrego Desert
The California Public Utilities Commission, the state regulatory agency that
decides whether the power line should be built or not, issued draft rulings
Friday that give the five-member commission two options to consider when deciding
the Sunrise Powerlink's fate in December: Don't build it at all, or build it
around the park — on the condition that SDG&E guarantee it delivers renewable
energy to San Diego.
More than 10,000 oaks in S.D. County affected
San Diego Union-Tribune (October 25, 2008 ) — Bugs and diseases are
killing trees at an alarming rate across the West, from the spruce forests
of Alaska to the oak woodlands near the San Diego-Tijuana border.
said the growing threat appears linked to global warming. That means tree mortality
is likely to rise in places as the continent warms, potentially altering landscapes
in ways that increase erosion, fan wildfires and diminish the biodiversity
of Western forests.
Only 9 percent of homes that were destroyed in blazes have been
San Diego Union-Tribune (October 21, 2008 ) — Mary
Wagner and her family are among the lucky ones. Although they lost their
home in Rancho Bernardo in the wildfires that started a year ago today,
they navigated insurance claims and building permits with little trouble
and will be moving into a new, bigger house before Christmas.
couldn’t have been more fortunate,” she said. “The
house looks a lot different, but it’s beautiful.”