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2.05.21 California lawmakers rush to address the effects of rising sea

Excerpted from the Long Beach Press Telegram

By Martin Wisckol

“Sea-level rise and the overall need to protect our coast have always been important issues and with each passing year (they) grow more pressing, especially to the people of Orange County, with the second most endangered coastline in California,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, D-Laguna Beach, author of two of the bills and co-author of a third. She cited a Pacific Institute study that found that the county could have $17 billion dollars of property destroyed, second only to San Mateo County.