San Diego County’s beaches and coastlines are at the heart of our economy and way of life - but decades of failed leadership have left us with inadequate stormwater infrastructure and a cross border pollution crisis that is robbing an entire generation of their access to clean water.
That is why at the urging of Supervisor Terra Lawson-Remer, San Diego County declared a State of Emergency and asked the Federal and State governments to do the same.
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The beaches of Imperial Beach have been shuttered every single day this year and Coronado has had a beach closure nearly 80% of days this year — due in large part to approximately 35 million gallons of sewage per day that is being spilled into our oceans from broken sewage treatment infrastructure across the border.
“We cannot spend years waiting for the fixes to be made — we need action now,” Supervisor Lawson-Remer said of the crisis.
On Tuesday, June 27th, San Diego County Supervisors Lawson-Remer and Vargas introduced a proposal to declare a local state of emergency -- and called upon the Biden Administration to declare a Federal Emergency to cut the red tape, work with the Mexican Government, and focus on fixing this crisis.
Thanks in large part to broad public support, this measure passed.
Now it's up to the White House to hear the call. Show your support by signing the petition online.