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December 10, 2012, UT San Diego: Silvia León is a tireless community organizer, seeking out neighbors, peers and friends of friends across South San Diego and beyond. Her mission is to reduce the needless consumption of energy and water, and save money for low- and moderate-income households.

August 8, 2012, KPBS: Officials from both sides of the border met in Tijuana today and committed to working together to improve the region's environmental health. Environmental Protection agency administrator to sign on to a program called Border 2020. 

Aug. 2, 2012, UT San Diego: Environmental Health Coalition and several parents of Kimball Elementary School students want the city to eliminate polluters near the school immediately. National City has one of the highest asthma rates in San Diego County, which the coalition attributes to the fact that pollutant-producing industrial businesses are intermingled with homes, schools and parks.

August 2, 2012, UT San Diego: A push to build two new natural gas power plants in the San Diego area has turned into a contentious forum on the value of California's alternative-energy remedies. The new natural gas plants, they say, would tie San Diego residents and businesses to additional fossil fuel resources for another 20 years, diverting customer resources from potential investments making the local grid more efficient, clean and responsive. 

August 1, 2012, UT San Diego (editorial) - The Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan is a landmark achievement both in that it redefines how coastal development should be created and in the vision it enables. This is what we will share with the Coastal Commission when the land use plan is voted on next week. It is worthy of everyone's support.

July 11, 2012, Yahoo! News: The City of Chula Vista and the Port of San Diego announced that more than 100 supporters attended the California Coastal Commission meeting in Chula Vista to endorse the Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan. "The rumors you have heard are true," said Laura Hunter, representing the Environmental Health Coalition and the Bayfront Coalition. "We are here to support a coastal development plan."

June 29, 2012 North County Times: Organic farming supporters have flooded county officials with letters criticizing a proposed ordinance that could mandate pesticide spraying at a San Pasqual Valley farm blamed for south Escondido's eye gnat problem.

June 25, 2012 NBC San Diego: University City residents are gathering in opposition Monday evening to a major power plant proposed for a site a short distance away from thousands of homes and businesses. Community activists in University City aren't the only folks pushing back against it. Download PDF.

June 14, 2012 KPBS: Linda Vista was originally built in the 1940s as a government project to house aircraft workers and still has many homes with lead paint. Residents cannot afford to remove the lead paint, so a grant is helping cover the costs. Download PDF. 

May 23, 2012 Voice of San Diego: Councilman Carl DeMaio, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and Assemblyman Nathan Fletcher have each reported contributions from SDG&E employees (as well as Sempra employees). Filner has not.

May 7, 2012 Fox 5 San Diego: Three San Diego-based environmental organizations expressed opposition Monday to a plan by Gov. Jerry Brown to consolidate state regional water quality control boards in Southern California. Download PDF.

May 7, 2012, San Diego Source: Three individuals and the nonprofit group San Diego Coastkeeper will be honored at the upcoming Environmental Health Coalition 2012 Awards Celebration, for their collective efforts that have resulted in regulatory decisions that will clean up polluted parts of San diego Bay and improve the bayfront. 

May 5, 2012, UT San Diego: Efforts to save money and improve efficiency in Sacramento threaten to diminish water pollution enforcement in San Diego, according to environmental groups and others.

They are lobbying the state Legislature to preserve the San Dieog Regional Water Quality Control Board, which has pushed for major pollution cleanups in San Diego Bay, the Tijunana River Valley and elsewhere.

On April 24, 2012, Equal Voice America's Family Story covered a news story in California Watch that covered solar power. California Watch did the math: “San Diego houses more than 2,600 solar residential rooftops, more than any other California City, but in the neighboring lower-income community of National City, there are only about a dozen.”

April 24, 2012, Equal Voice: A recent news article in California Watch did the math: "San Diego houses more than 2,600 solar residential rooftops, more than any other California City, but in the neighboring lower-income community of National City, there are only about a dozen."

 

 

On April 20, 2012, San Diego Reader writes: A crowd of Sherman Heights residents gathered this morning in front of the historic Farmers Market building on Imperial Avenue to hear a host of activists and local politicians speak on action recently taken by site lessee Walmart to demolish the building, a move that blindsided locals, many of whom said they’d been making efforts to communicate with the company about how to help it successfully enter the area.