Urban planner and environmental activist Jack Eidt writes that Voice of OC has opened up a community platform empowering citizens and residents to impact their local reality, their quality of life. In today’s world of corporate mergers and dwindling media, Edit reminds readers, and donors, that nonprofit newsrooms like Voice put people in a position to make a difference on public policy.
Jack Eidt and Jerry Collamer take on SDGE’s plan for burying radioactive waste on the site of the former San Onofre nuclear power generating station based near San Clemente and the world class surfing beach known as Trestles.
Coastal Commissioners are embroiled in one controversy after another yet are poised to vote on key projects that could impact future generations. Are lobbyists, lawyers and legislators selling out the public trust and ignoring public accountability?
Recent changes at the California Coastal Commission and the South Coast Air Quality Management District will have ominous implications for our region’s environment. Only citizens can change course when politicians and special interest collude.