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Audubon Magazine highlights defeat of the Orange County toll road

November 4th, 2009 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Audubon Chapters, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, Federal Policy, Important Bird Areas, Orange County Toll Road (241), Starr Ranch Sanctuary

Audubon Magazine, in its current issue, takes a look at the defeat of the proposed Orange County toll road extension. You may recall that Audubon California and several local chapters were part of the conservation coalition that ultimately killed the project. Among those featured in the piece are Dan Taylor, our director of public policy, and […]

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Audubon Magazine preview of Nov-Dec issue

October 20th, 2009 · Comments Off · Audubon California, Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Conservation research, Important Bird Areas, Local Policy, Orange County Toll Road (241), State Policy

Check out this brief video preview of the November-December issue of Audubon Magazine, which will feature a story on the successful effort to fight back the Orange County toll road extension, among other cool things. Audubon California was very much involved in that effort. Enjoy: Share on Facebook

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Legislation to protect state parks clears first hurdle

April 29th, 2009 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Orange County Toll Road (241), State Policy

The California Senate Natural Resources Committee has approved legislation to  protect the beauty and integrity of California´s state parks by preventing their conversion for private or corporate use. The bill is Senate Bill 679 from Senator Lois Wolk of Davis. Audubon California supports this legislation because, as we learned with the proposal to build a […]

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Rejection of Orange County toll road is a chance for a new path

March 10th, 2009 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, Federal Policy, Local Policy, Orange County Toll Road (241)

Today’s Los Angeles Times has a nice opinion piece from Joel Reynolds and Bobby Shriver about the future of Southern California transportation now that the proposed extension to the Orange County Foothill South freeway has been thoroughly rejected. There are real traffic problems in Orange County that the Foothill South toll road was meant to […]

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OC Register: Orange County Toll Road is dead

December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off · Important Bird Areas, Orange County Toll Road (241), Starr Ranch Sanctuary

The Orange County Register gets into the story of the Commerce denial of the toll road appeal and declares the project dead. The Los Angeles Times weighs in as well. Share on Facebook

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It’s official: TCA tollroad appeal denied

December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off · Important Bird Areas, Orange County Toll Road (241), Starr Ranch Sanctuary

The U.S. Department of Commerce today upheld the California Coastal Commission’s recent decision that the proposed Orange County tollroad extension was inconsistent with the state’s coastal zone management program. The Transportation Corridor Agencies, which had wanted to build the toll road through some of the last pristine habitat in Southern Orange County, had appealed the Coastal […]

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Orange County Toll Road update

December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off · Orange County Toll Road (241)

Hearing rumors that a decision from the Secretary of Commerce could come today on the fate of the proposed Orange County toll road extension, and that it might be good news. More as we hear it. Share on Facebook

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OC Register: Toll road decision could come any day

December 11th, 2008 · Comments Off · Orange County Toll Road (241)

Now the Orange County Register jumps in with the prediction that the Department of Commerce’s decision on the Orange County toll road could come as early as next week. Again, Audubon California opposes the toll road extension. Share on Facebook

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L.A. Times: Orange County toll road decision could come within days

December 9th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, Endangered Species Act, Important Bird Areas, Orange County Toll Road (241), Starr Ranch Sanctuary, Uncategorized

Of course we’ve heard this before, but the Times is now suggesting that a decision from the Commerce Department on the fate of the proposed extension of the Foothill South toll road in Orange County could come within days. This is an easy prediction to make, as this decision has to be made by Jan. […]

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Imminent decision on Orange County toll road?

December 1st, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Orange County Toll Road (241)

So whatever happened to that supposedly imminent decision on the Orange County toll road extension? Share on Facebook

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Orange County toll road decision imminent

November 19th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, California State Parks, Federal Policy, Orange County Toll Road (241), Uncategorized

We’ve been hearing chatter that a decision from the Department of Commerce on the Orange County Toll Road extension is imminent, and now there’s this in the L.A. Times. As you know, Audubon California strongly opposes this extension through important habitat. Share on Facebook

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L.A. Times takes a whack at the Orange County toll road extension

October 8th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird Habitat, Important Bird Areas, Orange County Toll Road (241)

The L.A. Times is positively brutal about the proposed extension to the Orange County Foothill-South toll road. Here’s the key quote: The proposed Foothill South toll road is a throwback to outdated models of growth that have locked this region into a pattern of killer commutes, reliance on foreign oil and the production of pollutants […]

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Toll road public hearing update

September 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off · Orange County Toll Road (241)

According to the L.A. Times, today’s public hearing before a Department of Commerce panel was something of a mess. Of course, if you read the flackage from the TCA PR firms, it was a tremendous victory for toll road supporters. Thankfully, just because your PR firm says it, doesn’t mean it’s true. Share on Facebook

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Clint Eastwood on the Orange County toll road

September 15th, 2008 · Comments Off · Bird conservation, Bird Habitat, Federal Policy, Orange County Toll Road (241), Video

With the Department of Commerce meeting coming up on Sept. 22 to take public testimony on the proposed Orange County toll road extension, this seemed like a good time to revisit this NRDC video of Clint Eastwood talking about the importance of preserving San Onofre State Beach. While Audubon California opposes the toll road extenstion […]

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More on the Sept. 22 hearing on the Orange County toll road

September 2nd, 2008 · Comments Off · Federal Policy, Orange County Toll Road (241)

After cancelling its previously scheduled public hearing in July, a special U.S. Commerce Department panel deliberating on the future of the proposed Foothill-South toll road through southern Orange County has decided to hold a public hearing after all. If you want to attend this hearing and share your views with the panel, here is the […]

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