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EARTHTALK®: ARE WE BURYING OURSELVES IN PPE WASTE?THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON OUR WASTE STREAM COULD LAST DECADES

By Louise Willis

November 9, 2020 (San Diego's East County) - Dear EarthTalk: What’s the environmental impact of all the single-use PPE we are throwing away now in huge numbers as a result of responding to the COVID-19 crisis? —Jay M., Cary, NC


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SAN MIGUEL FIRE TO WEIGH WEED ORDINANCE THAT COULD DECLARE MAJORITY OF NATIVE VEGETATION A PUBLIC NUISANCE

 

Chaparral Institute objects to ordinance due to potential environmental impacts and possible abuse of citizens' rights

By Miriam Raftery

April 5, 2014 (San Miguel) San Miguel Fire Board meets on April 9 at 5:30 in the fire station at 2850 Via Orange Way in Spring Valley. This week the board will consider an ordinance allowing the board to declare waste and certain vegetation a public nuisance – including  potentially the majority of native vegetation in the district.


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INTERIOR DEPT. REPORT SLAMS BLM FOR POOR MONITORING, LACK OF FINANCIAL ACCOUNTABILITY AT WIND AND SOLAR PROJECTS ON PUBLIC LANDS

 

By Miriam Raftery

 
June 24, 2012 (Washington D.C.) – A scathing new report  by the U.S. Department of Interior’s Inspector General highlights “significant failures” by the federal Bureau of Land Managment  in its stewardship over  more than 30,000 wind energy right-of-way (ROW) acres and another 31,000 acres of solar energy ROW  sites.  View the complete report at http://docs.wind-watch.org/BLM-Renewable-Energy-Program.pdf.


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THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO’S PROPOSED LANDFILL PROJECT VIOLATES CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT, SIERRA CLUB SAYS

 
March 30, 2012 (San Diego) -- The San Diego Chapter of the Sierra Club has filed a lawsuit to rescind the City of San Diego’s uninformed decision to pursue managed competition of the Miramar Landfill. The lawsuit alleges that the City violated the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), which would require a public review of environmental consequences before the City could take substantial steps to frame and define a project to privatize San Diego’s public landfill.

 


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