California officials need to move faster on sea-level rise, legislative study finds

by Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times

In one of the most comprehensive assessments of the crisis that rising seas pose to California, an influential state panel on Tuesday urged local officials to take ownership of the issue and lawmakers to move fast and consider much-needed legislation.

The Legislative Analyst’s Office, a nonpartisan arm of the state Legislature that lawmakers turn to for fiscal and policy advice, found that the state was already behind on the issue and made the case that any action — or lack of action — within the next 10 years could determine the fate of the California coast.

Read more: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-12-10/sea-level-rise-california-legislative-report

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