Cali Baja Region and the Desert Conservation Renewable Energy Conservation Plan

The Desert Renewable Conservation Plan has been released. This plan expects to affect very little of San Diego County, but all of Imperial County. The development of the desert is presented as a way to meet climate change goals as well as the development of renewables in the southwest. “The DRECP planning area covers private,…

Notification of a Public Meeting – SDG&E Power Line Replacement Projects: Environmental Impact on the Cleveland National Forest

  San Diego Gas & Electric Environmental Impact Report Master Special Use Permit Project and Permit to Construct Power Line Replacement Projects Notification of Availability and of a Public Meeting Wednesday, October 1, 2014, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Alpine Community Center, 1830 Alpine Boulevard, Alpine, California 91901   Southern California, one of the most…

Revoking the Cleveland National Forest’s Death Sentence

A little over 20 years ago, San Diego voters helped pass the Forest Conservation Initiative, which made protecting critical natural habitats a priority. Now, with the effects of a changing climate and a growing population, advocates say the need to protect local forests is greater than ever. Jack Shu, president of the Cleveland National Forest…

Clandestine Expansion of the Sunrise Powerlink: Backcountry Power Pole Conversion Project

SDG&E’s ‘Wood to Metal Power Poles,’ which weave in and out through the Cleveland National Forest and private lands, have raised some legitimate concerns amongst residents and numerous community Organizations. The U.S. Forest Service renewed the utility’s’ Master Special Use Permit and Power Line Replacement Project permits in order for SDGE to continue to operate its’…