Proposed fire pits ban and public access
Beach bonfires are part of California’s charm.
By JOSE SOLORIO / Published by the O.C. Register (Reprinted here with Mr. Solorio’s permission)
This summer, the South Coast Air Quality Management District is set to consider a proposal to ban Southern California’s long-standing beach fire pits, which have been bringing locals and tourists from all walks of life together to enjoy our beautiful beaches under the majestic night sky for more than 60 years.
SCAQMD has positioned this proposed ban narrowly as an air quality issue, leaning on a rushed, incomplete set of scientific findings released several weeks ago, which the organization didn’t even begin collecting until after the ban had been proposed. Continue reading