San Diego's Coastal Clash

Environmentalists bristle as city moves toward 'shared use' of a local haunt.
October 19, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"To their fans, the 200 harbor seals who live off the shore of San Diego's wealthiest enclave are lovable creatures... To others, they're thieves who've robbed kids of a place to swim.

Environmentalists last week filed a lawsuit demanding that the city reverse its recent decision to open the beach to the flippered and flipperless alike. Meanwhile, a cofounder of the Greenpeace Foundation reportedly threatened to launch a global tourist boycott of San Diego if the seals don't get their beach back."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Monday, October 18, 2004 in The Christian Science Monitor
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