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LOS ANGELES TIMES: Political Landscape: Governor signs Petrie-Norris bill that will invest in projects to combat sea-level rise

Excerpted from Los Angeles Times

Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a bill from Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) that will invest in ecofriendly infrastructure projects designed to protect coastal communities from sea-level rise.

Assembly Bill 65 will support projects such as adding kelp and sea grass to protect against greater wave impacts, shoring up land marshes and restoring natural ecosystems.

“The California coast is home to 840 miles of breathtaking beauty and nearly 70% of all Californians,” Petrie-Norris said in a statement. “And all of this is under threat from sea-level rise. We must be proactive and invest in smart solutions to safeguard our coast.”