SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The Port of San Diego Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to appeal its inclusion in an order to clean up polluted sediment in San Diego Bay by the San Diego Regional Water Quality Control Board.
The port has maintained that it did not cause the pollution near shipyards and Naval Station San Diego that is subject of the cleanup order issued on March 14.
The port tried unsuccessfully to keep out of the ruling, which calls for the dredging of 143,400 cubic yards of sediment from roughly 60 acres of bay bottom. The scope is three times larger than previous cleanup efforts.
Environmental organizations say fish caught in the bay may not be safe to eat because of the pollution.
According to port officials, the commissioners support the order, just not their inclusion. Thus, their appeal does not seek to stop or delay the remedial action.
The port contends in the appeal that it is a public trustee of the bay, so being included in the cleanup order is an abuse of the water board's discretion and a violation of public policy.
Viewing events for Monday's solar eclipse, in which 57 percent of the sun will be covered for a time in San Diego, are scheduled to take place around the area.
San Diego Gas & Electric officials said they expect to lose about 500 megawatts of solar energy production during Monday's eclipse, but they expect to have enough power on hand to meet demand.
People across the country are getting ready to view an historic solar eclipse. News 8's Chief Meteorologist Matt Baylow headed to a small town in Wyoming to view it and brings us the story.
If you're planning on watching Monday's solar eclipse you'll need to head east as morning clouds along the coast will likely block those near the beaches from seeing the celestial event.
In San Diego, the "Great American Eclipse" will have maximum visibility at 10:23 a.m. Monday, August 21. Southern California residents will have about 60 percent darkness at that time.
With just a week to go, many people across the U.S. are buzzing about the "Great American Eclipse."
Hundreds of people rallying against illegal immigration and counter-protesters opposing their stance were squaring off today along the shore at Broadway and Pacific Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.
The San Diego LGBT Community Center and other social justice groups held a rally against hate in response to the Alt-Right rallies held across the country in recent days.
A whale watching boat spotted a whale four miles off the coast of Point Loma entangled in fishing line.
A man was seriously injured when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist in the Mira Mesa community of San Diego, a police officer said Sunday.