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    Fireworks shows need new environmental review Court ruling could have sweeping impact

    What started as a battle over fireworks shows led to a sweeping legal victory Friday for environmentalists that could stymie a wide range of events needing city permits, from the Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon to birthday parties held at parks.

    “According to the strictest interpretation of this, jumpy-jumps and everything else would be subject to environmental review if this ruling stands,” said lawyer Robert Howard, who represented the La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation in the case. “It’s a breathtaking ruling.”

    California Environmental Quality Act
    • The statute requires state and local agencies to identify significant environmental impacts of their actions and avoid or mitigate them, if feasible.

    • Its origin can be traced to passage of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. The next year, the state Legislature passed its own version and Gov. Ronald Reagan signed it.

    • Projects that need discretionary governmental approval and could have an environmental impact generally require review under the law, unless an exemption applies.

    • Public agencies are entrusted with compliance, which is enforced by the public through litigation.

    Source: California Natural Resources Agency

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    Superior Court Judge Linda Quinn said La Jolla’s annual Fourth of July fireworks show requires evaluation under the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA.
    Fireworks shows need new environmental review - SignOnSanDiego.com
    It's official, the country has gone completely mad. Permits? Environment IMPACT STUDIES for a fireworks show?

    Environmental impact reports can take a year and cost tens of thousands of dollars.

    “Does that mean every event has to get a full environmental impact report? No, but it means that the city has to undertake the burden and applicants have to undertake the cost” of a lower-level CEQA analysis, Howard said.

    He said some “events” such as temporary Christmas tree stands have existing exemptions under the law, but many others don’t.

    Alex Roth, a spokesman for Mayor Jerry Sanders, framed the suit as part of a “bizarre crusade to stop fireworks.”

    “What’s next, a lawsuit against swimmers for polluting the ocean with their suntan lotion?” Roth said.
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    Re: Fireworks shows need new environmental review Court ruling could have sweeping im

    Good. Patriotism should include protecting the environment.


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    Re: Fireworks shows need new environmental review Court ruling could have sweeping im

    Like many things, depends on how it turns out. Filing paperwork to set off a few bottle rockets is unreasonable but if a city puts on a giant show I don't see why they shouldn't consider the local area in terms of pollution.
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    Re: Fireworks shows need new environmental review Court ruling could have sweeping im

    Quote Originally Posted by Sgt Meowenstein View Post
    Good. Patriotism should include protecting the environment.
    Pray tell, how doe sa once a year Fireworks display harm the environment in any way? Here's a hint, it doesn't. The over all "impact" is minor at best. Such over bearing mentality does nothing for the environment.
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    Re: Fireworks shows need new environmental review Court ruling could have sweeping im

    This is the very type of lunacy that has Cali going down in flames, no pun intended.

    What a joke!

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    Re: Fireworks shows need new environmental review Court ruling could have sweeping im

    Now the regular people need to find these nut jobs and drag them out of there houses and start tar and feathering these freaks for our new form of fireworks and July 4 celebrations.

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    Re: Fireworks shows need new environmental review Court ruling could have sweeping im

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Now the regular people need to find these nut jobs and drag them out of there houses and start tar and feathering these freaks for our new form of fireworks and July 4 celebrations.
    Only with the proper permits of course. Tar can have a negative environmental effect.

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    Re: Fireworks shows need new environmental review Court ruling could have sweeping im

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    Only with the proper permits of course. Tar can have a negative environmental effect.




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    Re: Fireworks shows need new environmental review Court ruling could have sweeping im

    As, usual some on here offer nothing that is debatable other than lame insults that target the bill and Californians themselves as a bunch of crazy lefty people.


    I would say environment protection is a must as we live here and having bad Oxygen, and dirty water to drink is not a good thing. Also didn't you know that Fire works can cause fires and injury to people if used incorrectly. So it might also cause a bit of damage to the environment around these shows as well don't you think.


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    Re: Fireworks shows need new environmental review Court ruling could have sweeping im

    [QUOTE]
    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    As, usual some on here offer nothing that is debatable other than lame insults that target the bill and Californians themselves as a bunch of crazy lefty people.
    Well as they say if the shoe fits..

    I think California has larger problems to worry about other than regulating fire works, the people that push this B/S are clearly off their rocker or they are just malcontents ready to stir up crap at every opportunity they get.

    California's priorities are definitely F ed up.

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