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.
December 23, 2008, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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"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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Published on Friday, December 19, 2008 in San Francisco Chronicle
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