Governor signs Sea Level Rise Planning Bill


State: CA
Country: USA
Theme: Coastal Preservation
Completion Date: September 13 2013
Status: Victory

Surfrider actively worked on AB 691, a piece of legislation that requires public trust lands to analyze and plan for impacts from sea level rise.  With climate change now a stark reality, our state and local entities must begin actively planning for sea level rise.  Surfrider lobbied for AB 691 because we believe it's important that  local trustees take reasonable steps to protect public trust lands from sea level rise.  More specifically, we strongly support AB 691 requiring trustee to explain how to protect and preserve natural and manmade resources and facilities located, or proposed to be located, on trust lands and operated in connection with the use of trust lands.