Coastal Act Upheld!
EAC is pleased to report that Assembly Bill 2754 was removed from consideration by the Natural Resources Committee on April 20, 2018.
The proposed legislation was highly problematic, as it would have been the first time in 40 years since the passage of the Coastal Act that the legislature had unilaterally declared certain activities exempt from the Coastal Act. This would have set an irreversible precedent and resulted in additional requests from industries seeking similar exemptions that would have further threatened our coastal resources. Read EAC and TIRN's joint letter opposing AB 2754.
Thank you to the many EAC members who submitted comments to the Assembly's Natural Resources Committee opposing AB 2754.
AB 2754 Text
EAC & TIRN's 4/18/18 Comment Letter Opposing AB 2754
California Coastal Commission's Letter Opposing AB 2754
Sierra Club CA & other NGOs Opposition Letter to AB 2754
Read Coastal Commission Executive Director's Opinion in Point Reyes Light, April 19, 2018