Ian Anderson 2 p.m., Oct. 22
Sierra Club Sues County Over Feeble Attempt At Reducing Emissions
The County's Climate Action Plan has no substance, say representatives from the Sierra Club. In response, the environmental group has filed a lawsuit accusing the County of failing to implement a "comprehensive and enforceable" plan to reduce emissions.
Instead, Sierra Club members and attorneys representing them say county supervisors opted to side with developers and refused to reduce emissions by reducing traffic. The group claims that the County violated the California Environmental Quality Act by making it easier for developers to obtain construction permits. They also claim the County refused to consider any proposals to curb greenhouse gas emissions by cutting down on the number of cars on the road.
“Last year, the County promised the people that it would create a Climate Action Plan with ‘comprehensive and enforceable’ greenhouse gas emissions reductions measures - measures that would actually achieve emissions reductions,” said chair of San Diego's Sierra Club, John Stump, in a statement.
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