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Funds directly benefit coastal conservation, education, and recreation programs.

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Experience the California Coast

with four regional volumes, is the authoritative resource for exploring California's magnificent coastline.

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Fracking Information

Presentations on Fracking & Other Well Stimulation Treatments presented to the Coastal Commission at the February 2014 meeting

Presentations on Well Stimulation in California: Senate Bill 4 (Pavley), Overview of Regulation, and California's Experience with Hydraulic Fracturing

Draft Sea-Level Rise Policy Guidance

Commission staff is now seeking input from the public on the proposed Draft Sea-level Rise Policy Guidance. The public comment period has been extended to February 14, 2014. For more information, visit the SLR Guidance page.

LCP Assistance Grant Program

The California Coastal Commission announces the availability of grants to support local governments responsible for planning under the Coastal Act to develop and update Local Coastal Programs, especially to address the effects of climate change.

The application period for the 2014-2015 grants will be coming soon. For more information, click here or visit the LCP Assistance Grant Program page.

      New and Notable:

Coastal Program Policy Briefings and Presentations
to the Commission

See briefings such as the Federal Consistency Program Briefing from February 9, as well as previous ones on open meetings, vertical accessways, wetlands, and the Coastal Act.

Did you know that the California Coastal Commission offers a 40% discount
on permit application fees for green building projects?
Learn the details!

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