Governor signs Sea Level Rise Planning Bill

Victory | September 13 2013

Coastal Preservation

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.

Coastal Preservation

Beaches are a unique and dynamic landscape that should be protected for the future. The Surfrider Foundation is leading efforts at the state and local levels to protect our shorelines on every coast. Our efforts are focused on establishing appropriate setbacks for development, opposing shoreline structures, and placing coastal lands in public trust.

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