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Environmental Politics

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  • Mailbag: 'Bridge to nowhere' is wrong priority

    Too bad you can't do a survey to determine how the residents who get stuck with the bill feel about this latest City Council decision to build a bridge to nowhere. (Re. "Newport council approves $2-million bridge," Nov. 29). Every day we read about...
  • Community Commentary: There's too much unknown about 'fracking' effects

    An essential element of a viable democracy is that its citizens be accurately informed, and that, once informed, they actively participate in the process of decision making. I fully believe that when the people of this nation have the information they...
  • Mailbag: Irvine 11 coverage ignores Jewish viewpoint

    Why would you reprint most of the "Applauding the 'Irvine 11'" article from the Los Angeles Times on Sept. 27, 2011? The article already appeared, in its entirety, the previous day in the L.A. Times. Did you feel we hadn't gotten enough of the prejudice...
  • Court denies Banning Ranch Conservancy's appeal

    A state appellate court has denied the Banning Ranch Conservancy's appeal for the city of Newport Beach to cancel its environmental approval of Sunset Ridge Park, court documents show. The conservancy alleged that the proposed West Newport park's...
  • Mailbag: Romney inspired, Pilot stumbled

    Mailbag: Romney inspired, Pilot stumbled
    On Friday, a very large and truly historic event took place here in Newport Beach. But you would never know it from reading the Daily Pilot the next morning ("Visit has satire, support," June 2). The Romney Victory Committee, made up of many Newport...
  • Commentary: Remember the fight to save the coast

    Baby boomers may remember the Beatles' verse: "It was 20 years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play." How long 20 years seemed when that song was released! Let's double that this October and November to celebrate the 40th anniversaries of...
  • Mailbag: 'Mean-spirited' fire pits column overlooked health hazards

    Re "Wu: Fire pit removal illustrates lack of conservatism," March 25: Your credibility is at stake if you have edited the above column, which erroneously portrays the Newport Beach City Council and Corona del Mar residents as being guided by racist or...
  • Newport mayor encourages being water-wise

    The mayors of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach will face off Friday to see whose city is more water-wise in a month-long national online competition. Mayors Nancy Gardner of Newport and Jane Egly of Laguna will kick off the National Mayor's Challenge for...
  • Santa Ana River Marsh dredging begins

    Santa Ana River Marsh dredging begins
    Contractors for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have begun dredging sediment in the Santa Ana River Marsh in Newport Beach — some of which is being piped just offshore for beach replenishment, drawing concerns from residents. The roughly $5-...
  • Newport completes lower-bay dredging

    A major dredging project in Newport Harbor wrapped up this week, leaving the lower bay cleaner and more navigable than it's been in decades, officials said. Now, the harbor is 10 to 16 feet deep in most spots. "First of all, I think it means we've...
  • Catalina Flyer looking for substitute

    Catalina Flyer looking for substitute
    NEWPORT BEACH — The Catalina Flyer, a popular 500-passenger catamaran that makes daily trips to Santa Catalina Island from the Balboa Pavilion, may halt operations for a few months to buy and install a new engine that complies with a state...
  • Catalina Flyer to be replaced Sept. 20

    The Catalina Flyer, which ferries passengers between Newport Beach and Santa Catalina Island, has managed to avoid a long-term service disruption, which grew out of a mandatory state environmental law that required that it replace the engines on its...