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Posted Tue Feb 8 2011: from Los Angeles Times:
Bill would exempt municipal fireworks displays from Coastal Act regulation
Describing seaside fireworks displays as wholesome and patriotic, an Orange County legislator wants to prevent the California Coastal Commission from snuffing them out. State Assemblywoman Diane Harkey (R-Dana Point) introduced a bill last month that would exempt municipal fireworks displays from regulation under the state Coastal Act by declaring they do not constitute "development." The bill comes in response to increasing pressure from environmental groups to clamp down on fireworks. Environmentalists say the noise and explosive debris generated by the displays threatens wildlife and degrades water quality.
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But it's patriotic to threaten wildlife and degrade the environment!

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