The California Environmental Justice League (CEJL) is pleased to SUPPORT AB 72 (Petrie-Norris), which would enact the Coastal Adaptation Permitting Act of 2021 and require the Natural Resources Agency to establish a coordinated and efficient regulatory review and permitting process for coastal adaptation projects, and to report findings to the Legislature, as specified. 

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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