Author: Lennie Roberts

Yes to Pipeline Safety. No to Invasive Weeds.
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Yes to Pipeline Safety. No to Invasive Weeds.

By Lennie Roberts, Legislative Advocate As part of its “Line 109 Gas Pipeline Replacement Project,” Pacific Gas & Electric is proposing to install a new 24-inch diameter gas transmission pipeline along 4.7 miles in the San Francisco Watershed. The proposal includes three segments generally between Edgewood Road and Black Mountain Road. Its purpose is to...

Stop the Logging of Old-Growth Redwoods
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Stop the Logging of Old-Growth Redwoods

A Timber Harvest Plan (THP 1-16-080 SMO (Stoddard)) that proposes logging of up to 64 old-growth coast redwoods and valuable wildlife trees off Highway 9 in San Mateo County is under review by CAL FIRE. If this plan is approved, all but 13 out of 87 old-growth and wildlife trees on this 40-acre parcel will...

Next Action to Protect Peninsula Watershed
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Next Action to Protect Peninsula Watershed

Thanks to everyone who spoke up to maintain existing protections of the Peninsula watershed and its habitats. Unfortunately, despite an outpouring of opposition to  “opening up” the watershed’s remote areas to unmanaged access, on September 12 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use Committee voted 2-1 (with Supervisor Aaron Peskin opposed) to forward the matter...

In the News on the Peninsula Watershed
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In the News on the Peninsula Watershed

Check out the recent article in the Mercury News by our Legislative Advocate Lennie Roberts and Arthur Feinstein of the Sierra Club, Hetch Hetchy system’s Bay Area watersheds are in danger (9/8/16) for more on our position to open the peninsula watershed. The article explains, “Two Chapters of the Sierra Club, three Chapters of Audubon, two...

Speak up and protect drinking water and wildlife habitat
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Speak up and protect drinking water and wildlife habitat

On Monday, September 12, the Land Use and Transportation Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors will consider allowing unmanaged access to currently protected areas of the Peninsula watershed. Please join us in urging the San Francisco Supervisors and Mayor Ed Lee to reject unmanaged access, improve the existing docent program, and protect our...

Half Moon Bay Coastal Plan Falls Short
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Half Moon Bay Coastal Plan Falls Short

By Lennie Roberts, Legislative Advocate It’s been almost three years since Half Moon Bay began an ambitious update of its General Plan, Local Coastal Program, and Zoning Ordinance. The city has now released the First Public Review Draft of its Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan. Unfortunately, the Draft Plan’s policies regarding protection of sensitive...

Protecting Our Coast
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Protecting Our Coast

by Lennie Roberts, Legislative Advocate “THE COAST IS NEVER SAVED, IT IS ALWAYS BEING SAVED.” – Peter Douglas Former Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission, 1942-2012 It seems that every few years it’s necessary to “save” the California coast — over and over again. With astonishing effectiveness, the people of this great state have...

The Latest for The CA Coastal Commission
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The Latest for The CA Coastal Commission

Thank you to everyone who read last week’s action alert and joined me in standing up for the Coastal Act and the Coastal Commission’s Executive Director Charles Lester. There’s been a virtual tsunami of support, and I wanted to share a quick update with you. As of yesterday the Coastal Commission has received over 14,000...

Speak Up for Access at Martin’s Beach by 12/18
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Speak Up for Access at Martin’s Beach by 12/18

Please join me in speaking up for public access at Martin’s Beach by this Friday, December 18. On this date the State Lands Commission will be meeting in Sacramento to hear an update on negotiations with Vinod Khosla to reopen access. What You Can Do      Email the State Lands Commissioners ([email protected]) include “Item #124 – Martin’s Beach”...

Protecting Farms and Nature in Half Moon Bay
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Protecting Farms and Nature in Half Moon Bay

Advocate Lennie Roberts is currently entrenched in the City of Half Moon Bay’s Local Coastal Program and general plan update process. She is speaking up to ensure the plans protect the city’s endangered species, fertile farms, coastal bluffs and beaches. Recently, thanks to Lennie’s efforts and the outpouring of public comment, the city council directed...

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