Calif. Gov. Lets Agency Address Climate Change Effects

Law360, San Diego (September 27, 2012, 5:07 PM EDT) -- The California governor on Thursday approved a measure giving the California Coastal Conservancy the power to address the impacts of climate change and award grants for projects that would cut greenhouse gas emissions and protect coastal resources.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law S.B. 1066, which authorizes the state agency to examine the adverse effects of extreme weather, sea level rise and other climate changes on beaches, coastal wetlands and estuaries as well as on those who live and work near the coast.

While the measure,...
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