San Diego Union-Tribune: California legislators call for more federal resources to fight cross-border sewage flow

March 16, 2018

By Sandra Dibble / March 16, 2018

As excerpted from San Diego Union-Tribune

Saying cross-border flows of sewage and other contaminants threaten area beaches and one of California’s few remaining salt marshes, state Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) Friday called on Gov. Jerry Brown’s administration to take legal action against the federal government to bring more focus and resources to protect the region.

“While the federal government is requesting billions of dollars to build a wall at the border, it has failed repeatedly to act on this serious contamination issue,” Hueso said as he presented Senate Joint Resolution No. 22 during an early-morning news conference at the Tijuana Estuary in Imperial Beach.