Dear Governor Newsom:

The California Environmental Justice League strongly urges your signature on Assembly Bill 12:, which will establish a coordinated and efficient process for coastal adaptation permitting, in order to eliminate delays and increase sea-level rise mitigation initiatives along the California coast.

According to California’s Fourth Climate Change Assessment (Fourth Assessment), if left unmitigated, coastal climate changes could raise sea levels by 4.6 feet and cause approximately $48 billion in property damage. Experts agree that early adaptation improves outcomes, and the first step toward adaptation is having clear and coordinated guidelines.

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