Some Fireworks Shows in CA Canceled Over ‘Environmental Concerns’

Much to the disappointment of the few patriotic Californians left, in response to newly mandated environmental rules, several Fourth of July fireworks show along Los Angeles County’s coastline has been canceled, according to the LA Times. 

In CA, some July 4th fireworks celebrations have been canceled due to environmental concerns.

The LA Times reported that;

Debates about the environmental costs of fireworks — known to cause significant air pollution — have been ongoing across many states and countries in recent years, with increasing calls for better oversight and, in some cases, outright bans.

The Galapagos Islands recently limited the sale and use of fireworks, as did Beijing. But this is America, and canceling a fun tradition is ridiculous. 

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The decisions come just a month after the L.A. Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted a protective fireworks display permit in late May, which requires new best practices to reduce plastics and other pollution that could fall into oceans or marinas from fireworks displays. The catalyst for the new permit came from a federal lawsuit brought by environmental activists against Long Beach’s Big Bang on the Bay, which claimed that the show had violated the Clean Water Act by discharging pollutants into Alamitos Bay. Although a judge didn’t rule in favor of the environmental group, evidence from the trial found at least one instance of “fireworks-related pollutants,” pushing the regional water board to improve regulation of these shows over waterways. ~LA Times

Frankly, canceling fireworks due to environmental concerns is unpatriotic and as un-fun as canceling the traditional eating of hot dogs on the 4th of July. 

Fireworks are part of the 4th of July celebrations because they have become a traditional way to commemorate and honor the United States’ Independence Day. The use of fireworks on this day dates back to the 18th century when the Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, marking the country’s freedom from British rule.

Fireworks symbolize the rockets and bombs used during the American Revolutionary War and represent the spirit of freedom, patriotism, and the fight for independence. They also create a sense of excitement and joy, bringing communities together to celebrate this significant historical event.

Throughout the years, fireworks displays have become an integral part of the 4th of July celebrations, held nationwide in cities, towns, and neighborhoods. They provide a visual spectacle, lighting up the night sky with vibrant colors and patterns, and serve as a way for Americans to express their pride and unity as a nation.

The Fourth of July, or Independence Day, is a significant holiday in the United States, celebrated on July 4th each year. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, which declared the thirteen American colonies a new nation free from British rule. Various festivities, such as parades, fireworks, barbecues, picnics, and family gatherings, mark the holiday. It is a time when Americans unite to honor their country’s history, values, and the principles of freedom and independence.

To all our freedom-loving, independent, firework-loving, patriotic Florida Jolt readers, have a wonderful holiday filled with family and proud American fun—happy 4th of July. 

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