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The California Coastal Coalition (CalCoast)  is a non-profit advocacy group comprised of 35 coastal cities; five counties; SANDAG, BEACON and SCAG; private sector partners and NGOs, committed to protecting and restoring California’s coastline through beach sand restoration, increasing the flow of natural sediment to the coast, wetlands recovery, improved water quality, watershed management and the reduction of marine debris and plastic pollution.
CalCoast has sponsored or supported legislation, budget requests and bond measures (Propositions 12, 13, 40, 50 and 84) that have raised billions of dollars in state and federal funding for beaches, wetlands, clean water and parks. In 1999, we sponsored the California Public Beach Restoration Act (AB 64-Ducheny), which created the state’s first fund for beach nourishment projects.

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Opinion: Californians deserve recycling legislation that is more than a talking point | Orange County Register

The CPG industry is committed to driving common sense packaging solutions that benefit California’s environment and consumers. Source: Californians deserve...
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Big rent hikes are about to be illegal in California. Here’s what you should know | CalMatters

Landlords can now say lawmakers have moved to curb excessive increases and egregious evictions without endangering new development. Source: Big rent hikes are...
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Water dispute bedevils bill to blunt Trump’s environment aims | CalMatters

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office has been part of negotiations over air, water and endangered-species protections. The governor decries Trump's environmental...
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Supreme court lets Trump administration enforce new asylum restrictions | The Guardian

Court says policy requiring migrants to seek asylum in other countries before US can hold while legal challenge continues. Source: Supreme court lets Trump...
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Body Counts in Dive Boat and Duck Boat Tragedies Could Resolve Long Simmering Issues Between Coast Guard and NTSB Over Tougher Safety Standards for Small Passenger Vessels Used by Millions of People | The Frump Report

The recent death tolls in dive boat and duck boat accidents may result in the NTSB and Coast Guard finally agreeing on tougher standards. Source: Body Counts...
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Berkeley Lab study finds California wildfires increase runoff, groundwater | The Daily Californian

A study published Aug. 14 from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that wildfires in California can be beneficial to the state’s water supply. Source:...
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Forest thinning projects won’t stop the worst wildfires. So why is California spending millions on them? | Los Angeles Times

Gov. Gavin Newsom is rushing to build $32 million in fuel breaks, even though they have repeatedly failed to protect communities in wind-driven wildfires....
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State seeks comment on its Water Resilience Portfolio |

In a new effort to balance California's water needs, Gov. Gavin Newsom has directed state agencies to prepare a water plan known as the California Water...
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Rep Levin Pays Tribute to Encinitas Bluff Collapse Victims on House Floor | NBC 7 San Diego

Three family members killed when an Encinitas cliff collapsed on top of them during a beach day last month were remembered Wednesday on the House floor....
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Experts say adapting to climate change can pay off manifold | The Seattle Times

BERLIN (AP) — A group of leaders from business, politics and science have called for a massive investment in adapting to climate change over the next decade,...
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