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August 20, 1988 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
The environmental coalition San Diegans for Managed Growth announced Friday that it will support a slow-growth initiative written by a citizens organization over a rival measure written by the City Council. But in the contest between two slow-growth measures that would apply to the county's unincorporated lands, the coalition endorsed a measure written by the county Board of Supervisors over a competing initiative sponsored by the same citizens group. The four plans will be on the ballot Nov. 8.
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June 7, 2011 | By Tony Barboza, Los Angeles Times
A coalition of environmental groups is asking the federal government to require ships traveling through California's marine sanctuaries to slow down to avoid fatal collisions with whales, a problem they say has climbed to "unsustainable levels. " Four groups filed a petition Monday asking the U.S. Department of Commerce to establish a 10-knot limit for large commercial vessels traveling through California's four National Marine Sanctuaries in the Channel Islands, Monterey Bay, Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank.
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August 20, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A dispute between the city of Moorpark and a local environmental organization over money left from a $64,000 state grant to restore habitat on the Arroyo Simi may result in the money being returned to the state. The city and the local chapter of the Environmental Coalition are arguing over $4,470 that has yet to be spent. The city wants to split the sum equally, while the Environmental Coalition is arguing that the city should receive no more than 25% of the money.
BUSINESS
February 27, 2009 | Marla Dickerson
Academy Award winners Joel and Ethan Coen, known for their grimly comic portrayals of human nature, are poking fun at a new target: the coal industry. The filmmaking brothers have directed a TV spot for an environmental coalition that's trying to demolish the notion that there's anything clean about so-called clean coal.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1991
Former Simi Valley Councilwoman Ann Rock said in a Letter to the Editor (June 25) that the Environmental Coalition was using scare tactics related to the proposed Weldon Canyon Landfill in Ventura. She asked if we had "any data to show that other county landfills . . . also pose a real and imminent threat of AIDS infection? If so, why did the coalition fail to speak out when the environmental impact report for extending the Simi Landfill was circulated a few years ago?" If Mrs. Rock had examined the 128 comments submitted by the Environmental Coalition on the Simi Valley Landfill Environmental Impact Report in 1988, she would have known that one of the 128 concerns we voiced was: "Patients being treated at home with diseases deposit their trash directly in their trash bins.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1995 | SCOTT HADLY
A Ventura County judge ruled in favor of a local environmental organization in its long-running dispute with the city of Moorpark over the balance of a $64,000 state grant to restore wetlands in the Arroyo Simi. The Environmental Coalition's Moorpark Branch was awarded about $3,500, which will go to compensate Roseann Mikos, manager of the restoration project. "The city claimed it was extra money," Mikos said. "They wanted us to do the work so that they could get paid for it. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 2, 1993
The Environmental Coalition has been unduly criticized the last several weeks by some of the members of the Moorpark City Council. This dedicated group has volunteered endless hours and their own money at times to work on several projects. Some of these projects have included: leading community awareness hikes in Happy Camp, working with the Rotary Club to establish a children's nature trail in Happy Camp, organizing an Arroyo Simi Clean Up Day in Simi Valley, reviewing environmental impact reports and drafting response letters on proposed development that affects local areas.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 13, 1991 | SANTIAGO O'DONNELL
California State University and its consulting firm, EIP of Sacramento, have received the top award from the Assn. of Environmental Professionals for involving citizens in selecting a site for a new campus in Ventura County. The university hired EIP and expanded citizen participation after being successfully sued by the Environmental Coalition of Ventura County for conducting an inadequate environmental review of the proposed Taylor Ranch site in western Ventura.
NEWS
August 31, 1989
Lately, it seems to be the practice for candidates who are running for office to introduce bills and make statements that make them appear to be environmentally inclined and look good to the casual reader. The latest is Sen. Pete Wilson's wilderness and river protection bill. Wilson has no interest in protecting the environment, as his voting record clearly shows. The bill that he is introducing carefully leaves the Sespe open to damming and includes less than half of the valuable wilderness area available for protection in Ventura County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 27, 1990
As we look toward the future, it is important for the voters and taxpayers of Ventura County to realize that the old-time special interests who pushed Measure A, which was defeated Nov. 6, can jerk the Ventura County Transportation Commission around just like a kite on a string. A solution that could help dilute the power of entrenched special interests would be to dismantle the commission. Dismantling the commission would help save the county money in these tight budget times and return the decision-making process to the Board of Supervisors, where elected officials can make decisions at regular times in a well-known public forum.
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November 6, 2006 | Gary Polakovic, Times Staff Writer
Developers of the largest chunk of privately owned wild lands remaining in Southern California and representatives from the nation's most powerful environmental groups gathered at a special summit last spring to consider a deal. Under it, environmentalists would forgo legal challenges if the proposed 23,000-home Centennial development on Tejon Ranch were reconfigured to more than double the amount of land set aside for a preserve.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 2004 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
A coalition of environmental groups sued Orange County on Wednesday for approving the Rancho Mission Viejo development plan, which calls for as many as 14,000 homes on the largest swath of undeveloped land in South County. The lawsuit alleges, among other things, that the county did not adequately address the project's effect on sensitive habitat.
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February 4, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
A coalition of seven leading environmental groups welcomed a wind-power project announced Monday by Los Angeles officials as a good first step, but called on city leaders to greatly expand Los Angeles' portfolio of renewable energy. The Pine Tree project would boost the city Department of Water and Power's production of renewable energy to 3.7%, but that amount is less than one-third of what utilities statewide provide.
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June 1, 2000 | MARLA CONE, TIMES ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER
California's new plan for limiting toxic pollutants in rivers, bays and other waterways has "gaping loopholes" and should be rescinded, a coalition of environmental groups charged in a lawsuit filed against the state water board. The long-awaited plan, adopted two months ago, provides instructions for how the state will regulate industries and public sewage-treatment plants that discharge 126 toxic compounds, including mercury, dioxins and pesticides.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 24, 1996 | JOHN M. GONZALES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A coalition of environmental groups has accused the development firm that wants to build a 70,000-resident town near Ventura County's border of trying to rush a public review of the project. It has also warned that the Newhall Ranch project--the largest planned community in Los Angeles County's history--could affect neighboring Ventura County's agricultural areas. Newhall Land & Farming Co.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1995 | SCOTT HADLY
A Ventura County judge ruled in favor of a local environmental organization in its long-running dispute with the city of Moorpark over the balance of a $64,000 state grant to restore wetlands in the Arroyo Simi. The Environmental Coalition's Moorpark Branch was awarded about $3,500, which will go to compensate Roseann Mikos, manager of the restoration project. "The city claimed it was extra money," Mikos said. "They wanted us to do the work so that they could get paid for it. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1993 | CONSTANCE SOMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Michelle Franck, 19, scooped up a pile of long, bamboo-like reeds scattered on the ground at the Arroyo Simi flood channel Saturday morning and prepared to carry it to higher ground. "I can't think of anything more important to do today," she said, awkwardly balancing the leafy, 10-foot-long bundle on her hip. "I go walking around here all the time and I'm so concerned about preserving what's left."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1993 | JAMES MAIELLA JR., SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Moorpark City Councilman John Wozniak has decided to end his membership with the Environmental Coalition, partly because he was never told that coalition members planned to fill jobs funded by state grant money that they helped the city obtain.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 14, 1994
On behalf of the Environmental Coalition, and as the project manager for the Arroyo Simi Restoration Grant in Moorpark over the last 15 months or so, I want to thank the hundreds of people and organizations who gave unselfishly of themselves to make this unique combination of volunteer and paid community effort a success. The total effort of all combined was more than 7,518 hours. Of that, about 65% was donated (4,845 hours) and about 35% will be paid (2,673). As I prepare my final report to the state Department of Water Resources, the agency which funded this grant, I am proud to announce that in addition to the $64,000 that will be paid to people from the grant funds, there has been a combined in-kind donation (in labor and materials)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 20, 1994 | SCOTT HADLY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A dispute between the city of Moorpark and a local environmental organization over money left from a $64,000 state grant to restore habitat on the Arroyo Simi may result in the money being returned to the state. The city and the local chapter of the Environmental Coalition are arguing over $4,470 that has yet to be spent. The city wants to split the sum equally, while the Environmental Coalition is arguing that the city should receive no more than 25% of the money.
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