California Coastal Commission Eyes Beefing Up Beach Access for All

With hundreds of miles of picturesque and accessible coastline, California has an abundance of beaches for all of its 39 million residents plus tourists to enjoy. But while the state’s constitution guarantees a public right of beach access and there are over 1,000 access points statewide, low-income and minority communities have long struggled to connect with the Golden State’s majestic shoreline.

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Judge Awards Nearly $1M Over Failed Coastal Commission Disclosures

A state court judge heard arguments Friday over his initial finding a San Diego environmental attorney should be awarded nearly $1 million in attorney’s fees for successfully bringing claims in a novel case against the California Coastal Commission over failed disclosures.

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Coastal Watchdog Gives After-the-Fact OK to Bay Area Seawall

The construction of a seawall and its contribution to beach erosion took center stage at the California Coastal Commission’s monthly meeting Wednesday, in the form of a debate between those looking to prevent flooding of a public golf course and those who say seawalls damage beaches and are too little, too late in the face of climate change.

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California Sues to Keep Border Wall Off Environmental Fast Track

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra – standing steps from the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego – said Wednesday he and the California Coastal Commission have sued the federal government for circumventing state and federal environmental laws in order to speed up construction of the border wall.

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