Port of San Diego Sets Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goal

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The Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners set an important environmental goal at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 12.The Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners set an important environmental goal at its monthly meeting on Tuesday, June 12.

The Board voted in support of setting a target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions along the tidelands, managed by the Port District, by 10 percent by the year 2020. The reduction will be based on emissions from a 2006 baseline year.

The Board also set a target to further reduce emissions 25 percent by the year 2035. This is a milestone in the Port's work on its Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Plan, known as the Climate Plan.

Coastal Development Permit Approved for South Bay Power Plant Demo

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powerplant102811aThe California Coastal Commission has unanimously approved a Coastal Development Permit for the demolition of the South Bay Power Plant, located at 990 Bay Boulevard in Chula Vista. The issuance of the Coastal Development Permit is a precursor to the City of Chula Vista issuing a demolition permit.

The Coastal Commission approved a motion to demolish the plant and its above-ground structures at its June 14 meeting, held in Huntington Beach, California. Commissioners included special conditions of approval, to reduce potential impacts to nearby sensitive habitats and coastal waters.

Public Survey to Help in Redesign of Port of San Diego's Public Website

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The Port of San Diego is seeking feedback directly from its customers in order to provide the public with a more effective and efficient website.

A survey has been created to help the Port gather data from the public, customers and stakeholders, about its website and how the Port can enhance the information and online services it provides.