Environmental Press # 82

Subj: OOG: News Articles: LA Times, Daily Pilot, Register, OC Weekly, HB Indy
Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 2:11:07 AM Eastern Daylight Time
From: Jon V3
To: Jon V3

Dear Ocean Outfall Group (OOG), dedicated to ending the 301(h) waiver held by the Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD):

A spate of articles and editorials continue to be generated about the victory last week, and also, about beach pollution problems, and problems with California's water supply. Also, the Daily Pilot printed a correction about quotes from OCSD Director Mark Leyes, who made comments during the OCSD meeting about a waiver being voted upon in 5 years, but that was before the vote which abolished the waiver. Therefore, the possibility of reapplying for a waiver is rather remote. Apparently, it would take an act of Congress for OCSD to get another waiver, which by the way, is how San Diego got their waiver. Here are the news articles and editorials. Enjoy:


A clean victory is claimed in sewage fight

New effort to keep pipe safe from storm damage

County waste to be cleaned up

OC Weekly: Lost in OC: Clean Water, Hot Fire, Lost

Southland Is U.S. Leader in Beach Closures

Report shows big rise in O.C. beach closures

River Water Use Must Be Cut, Official Says

Jan Vandersloot (949) 548-6326

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