What’s up with our governor? Last week Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he had plans to close 48 state parks and beaches. Bolsa Chica and San Onofre might be on that list. Aren’t there other ways we could trim that budget, without risking the lives of the people who use those areas?
To really heat it up, Schwarzenegger endorses the 241 Toll Road extension, which will ruin San Onofre State Park. The state wants to build right through the middle of it, causing big-time pollution. The project would result in a more than 50% loss of the area.
Not to mention there are 11 federally endangered birds, frogs, fish and other animals that inhabit the area. The run-off from the freeway would go directly into the San Mateo Creek, polluting it and putting the best south-west point break on the California coastline, the Lower Trestles, in jeopardy.