Category Archives: Fireworks

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                        ENCINITAS, CA – Friday, December 16, 2011 The Coastal … Continue reading

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The Real Fireworks Debate, or Lack Thereof

Once we take the opportunity to look at fireworks objectively, without the Independence Day bias, emerging studies from numerous federal and state agencies, scientists, and wildlife experts show that they aren’t harmless. Continue reading

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CERF Legal Notice re 2011 San Diego Big Bay Boom

The below letter was sent to representatives for Big Bay Boom show promoters San Diego Armed Service YMCA, San Diego Unified Port District, and the City of Chula Vista, on March 25, 2011. Links to the studies and documents referenced appear below … Continue reading

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CERF Fireworks – La Jolla Complaint, Temporary Restraining Order, and Media

In June, 2010, the Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation sued the City of San Diego, the La Jolla Community Fireworks Foundation, and Promote La Jolla in an effort to obtain a temporary restraining order and prohibit July 4 fireworks in the ecologically sensitive La Jolla Cove. Despite providing evidence of the environmental and marine mammal harms caused by pyrotechnic displays and clearly demonstrating the convoluted City permitting process, the Judge ruled that due to insufficient evidence of La Jolla Cove-specific negative impacts, the fireworks would go forward. Continue reading

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