< Endangered Habitats League Newsletter
Spring 2010 Vol 20 No 2
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City of Ontario habitat program advances

In 2001, EHL and the Sierra Club reached a legal settlement with the City of Ontario over its plan to urbanize thousands of acres of dairy land. The City has now moved forward to implement the mitigation program anticipated by that agreement.
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San Diego region “dropping the ball” on SB 375

Hopes were running high when, in 2008, the Legislature passed SB 375 to require the preparation of local land use plans that reduce greenhouse gases. But the first such effort in the state – from the San Diego Association of Governments – is off course.
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Court orders environmental review for feral cat program

In a legal victory for EHL and its allies, the City of Los Angeles must stop promoting the release of feral cats into the environment pending review under CEQA.
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Status Report on San Diego and Riverside General Plan Updates

San Diego County’s groundbreaking General Plan Update is progressing while Riverside County’s first 5-Year Update to its General Plan illustrates how hard it is to keep good planning in place.
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EHL in the News

In the news media, EHL defended bedrock environmental laws – CEQA and California’s landmark global warming law – from attacks.
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Poetry by Jess Morton

Sea Idyll
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