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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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Gov. Brown’s $16 billion water tunnels get expected OK

The main California agency promoting Gov. Jerry Brown’s proposed $16 billion water tunnels gave its expected approval to the project Friday. Source: Gov. Brown’s $16 billion water tunnels get expected OK
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California Shows How States Can Lead on Climate Change – The New York Times

The state is making a bold global statement with its cap-and-trade program. Source: California Shows How States Can Lead on Climate Change – The New York Times
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Santa Barbara County Exploring Permit Options to Protect Goleta Beach Park | Local News – Noozhawk.com

Coastal Commission application to include plans to prevent erosion at popular park, save long-vulnerable infrastructure Source: Santa Barbara County Exploring Permit Options to Protect Goleta Beach Park | Local News – Noozhawk.com
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Imperial Beach hires firm to help clean up water pollution – The San Diego Union-Tribune

The Imperial Beach City Council voted Wednesday to hire a legal firm and potentially sue for clean water Source: Imperial Beach hires firm to help clean up water pollution – The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Severe, chronic flooding will devastate California coast as sea levels rise, experts say – LA Times

Severe, chronic flooding will devastate California coast as sea levels rise, experts say Source: Severe, chronic flooding will devastate California coast as sea levels rise, experts say – LA Times
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Why great white sharks keep coming close to California beaches

One reason: They were born there. And it’s a great place to catch a quick snack. Source: Why great white sharks keep coming close to California beaches
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Opinion To save his climate change program, Jerry Brown sacrificed his bullet train

http://www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol-cap-and-trade-bullet-train-20170724-story.html   When he was cajoling lawmakers to extend the centerpiece of California’s ambitious climate change program, Gov. Jerry Brown talked a lot about hard choices and the compromises necessary to get politically controversial legislation passed. Turns out that to get a deal, Brown may have sacrificed one of his own pet projects — California’s bullet train.
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A super-simple strategy may be key to fighting climate change | Public Radio International

A new study shows paying landowners in Uganda not to cut down their trees works and is a cost-effective way to reduce carbon emissions. Source: A super-simple strategy may be key to fighting climate change | Public Radio International
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It’s not just another day at the beach, as the O.C’s waterfront hotels get a makeover – LA Times

Beachside hotels in Orange County, are being built, rebuilt, renovated and upgraded to grab a bigger share of the tourist dollar. Source: It’s not just another day at the beach, as the O.C’s waterfront hotels get a makeover – LA Times
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Political Road Map: You’ll get to vote on a part of Sacramento’s big climate change plans – LA Times

The climate change plan enacted by a bipartisan group of Sacramento lawmakers sets up a big showdown over spending cap-and-trade cash and future subsidies of a statewide bullet train. Source: Political Road Map: You’ll get to vote on a part of Sacramento’s big climate change plans – LA Times
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