Author Archives: CERF

About CERF

Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF) is a nonprofit environmental organization founded by surfers at Coast Law Group LLP in North San Diego County and active throughout California’s coastal communities. CERF was established to aggressively advocate, including through litigation, for the protection and enhancement of coastal natural resources and the quality of life for coastal residents.

CERF Comments: City of San Diego Climate Action Plan

September 29, 2015 ~ the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation submitted its comments on the City of San Diego’s Draft Climate Action Plan. There is much to support in the Draft CAP, but a few problem areas were addressed which, should the City … Continue reading

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CERF WANTS TO SUE THE IBWC!

CERF Executive Director Marco Gonzalez spent nearly ten years working on a solution to problems associated with border sewage and its impacts on South San Diego County coastal communities.  For much of that time, he advocated for a public-private partnership … Continue reading

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CERF Appeals ‘Emergency’ Blue Curl, LLC Seawall to Encinitas City Council

Today the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation appealed the Encinitas Planning Commission’s January 5, 2012 approval of the Blue Curl, LLC seawall and stairway project. Located in Leucadia (just north of Beacons), this 18 ft tall, 50-foot long two-tiered concrete wall … Continue reading

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CERF Notice of CEQA Violations: Encinitas Coastal Armoring

January 9, 2012 Mr. Gus Vina, City Manager City of Encinitas 505 S. Vulcan Ave Encinitas, CA 92024 Re: Notice of CEQA Violations: Pattern and Practice         Failure to Mitigate Impacts of Coastal Armoring Dear Mr. Vina: … Continue reading

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Port of San Diego ~ CERF Fireworks Comments

January 4, 2012 Comment Letter to the Port Commissioners re: January 10, 2012 Meeting. Attachments: July 4, 2011, San Diego Armed Services YMCA Post Fireworks Report Wildlife Impacts of Fireworks: Summary and Exhibits (except #4) Wildlife Impacts Exhibit #4 Water … Continue reading

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RELEASE: CERF Sues City of San Diego over Illegal Favoritism in Park Use Permitting Process

Legal Battle Continues following November 14th Council Approval of Special Treatment for Fireworks Shows ________________________________________________________ CONTACT:          Marco Gonzalez                                 Coast Law Group LLP                                 (760) 942-8505                                 marco@coastlawgroup.com ENCINITAS, CA – Friday, December 16, 2011 The Coastal … Continue reading

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CERF Fireworks Fee Motion Ruling Delayed

San Diego, CA – The Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation (CERF), in highly publicized litigation involving the City of San Diego’s compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), today sought an award of attorneys’ fees for the successful prosecution of … Continue reading

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