Over the past few years, the Commission has fought to secure dedicated funding to properly abandon the Becker well and other leaking wells near the coastline in Southern California. The Commission voted to take a critical step to remedy leaking oil wells at Summerland Beach in Santa Barbara County.
The Commission voted unanimously to approve an historic four-way settlement agreement with CEMEX that ends coastal sand mining in Monterey County and in the continental United States. The Commission's approval sets in motion the process that will end sand mining at this location and preserve the beach and restore public access.
The Commission unanimously opposed federal legislation that would increase the likelihood of marine invasive species introductions and water pollution in California by revoking the long-standing right of states to regulate their waters under the Clean Water Act and the National Invasive Species Act.
At its December 2016 meeting the Commission was updated on the status of negotiations to acquire a public access easement to and along Martins Beach near Half Moon Bay in San Mateo County. This staff appraisal was prepared for purposes of negotiating an easement to provide public access to Martins Beach.
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The Commission is updating its environmental justice policy and is outreaching to environmental justice communities and to others to elicit input that will shape our revised policy.
Transparency in Government
- Becker and Legacy Wells Abandonment and Remediation Project – Final EIR (7/17)
- Seawater Desalination Project at Huntington Beach: Outfall / Intake Modifications and Lease Amendment - Notice of Public Review Time Extension (6/17)
- All CEQA Documents