A state agency flexes its muscle against Cemex. This time, it’s not a threat. It’s an order. | News | montereycountyweekly.com

The State Lands Commission has sent a letter to requiring the company to immediately submit a lease application to continue operations at its sand mine in Marina, or else shut the mine down. A lease application would probably result in an EIR, requiring Cemex to describe in detail the mine’s environmental impacts and ways to […]
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CA regulators move toward closing Monterey Bay sand mine – SFGate

The State Lands Commission has told Cemex, the Mexican firm that owns and operates the plant, that the company must immediately either submit to state regulation or stop its mining operations. The commission stepped in after the Coastal Commission spent years investigating Cemex in an effort to force the company to cease operating. Source: CA […]
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Can You Guess Top 2 ‘Trashiest’ Beaches in San Diego County? – San Diego, CA Patch

The Oceanside Pier and Sunset Cliffs were the two trashiest beaches in San Diego County last year, according to 2016 beach cleanup data released Monday by San Diego Coastkeeper and the Surfrider Foundation’s San Diego chapter. Source: Can You Guess Top 2 ‘Trashiest’ Beaches in San Diego County? – San Diego, CA Patch
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Audio: ‘Re-wilding’ a Santa Monica beach to protect against sea level rise | 89.3 KPCC

At the north end of Santa Monica Beach, there’s a fenced off 2-acre section that looks a bit unkempt. It’s an experiment in “re-wilding,” or restoring the beach to what it looked like before humans altered it. The pilot project, a partnership of The Bay Foundation and Santa Monica, could also help protect the city […]
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