Trestles Tussle

The TCA’s expansion plans spark renewed activism

"They're really offering to fix a problem that doesn't exist," he says. "It's tantamount to saying, 'We're going to help Newt Gingrich beat his battle with anorexia.'"

Rick Irkeneff, chairman of the South Orange County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, says that as long as the TCA keeps pressing the issue, there will be activists standing in the way.

Photo by Craig Coppola/Courtesy Surfrider.
Photo by Craig Coppola/Courtesy Surfrider.

"The incentive for them is the $53 million per mile," he says, referring to the project's price tag. "The incentive for me is having that kind of nature available for me and my kids."

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