Proposed Road Through Park Blocked

The federal government has blocked plans to build a 16-mile road through a Southern California state park, mainly over environmental concerns.

"The U.S. Department of Commerce said there was a reasonable alternate route for the road. The agency also disputed that building the road was vital to national security, which highway proponents had argued."

"The decision upholds a ruling by the California Coastal Commission against the 16-mile road after opponents argued it would harm endangered species at San Onofre State Park and block sediment flows that create famous surf breaks at a beach called Trestles."

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Another Benefit Of Nuclear Power

It gives us an excuse to build more freeways:

"The toll authority had argued the $1.3 billion road would play a key role in national security by providing an alternative to Interstate 5 if there is a wildfire or accident at the nearby San Onofre nuclear power plant."

Charles Siegel

park road blocked

The proposed road is closer to the Nuclear Power plant than I-5, so it seems strange that they would be touting it as a safety alternative.
I wish we could just put an end to the notion that adding lanes will somehow solve our transportation problems. The county could create a much more environmentally friendly solution: Establish a toll for all the lanes (except the car pool lanes) on I-5. Run BRT express buses. Many drivers will leave their cars at home if they are given some viable choices.

rob bregoff

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