Bill To Expand Protected Calif. Coastline Zips To House Floor

Law360, New York (June 13, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT) -- A bill seeking to add more than 1,000 acres of protected coastline to the California Coastal National Monument advanced to the House floor on Thursday after the Committee on Natural Resources pushed the legislation forward just two months after it was introduced.

The California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2013, introduced by freshman Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., will tack 1,255 acres onto the protected coastal area, including two miles of critical habitat for salmon and steelhead. The expansion will also add 10 miles to California's...
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