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CAPS Issues Public Comment on CEQ's Proposed Changes To Environmental Regulations

The National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 (NEPA) mandates that all federal agencies which implement actions that have a "significant impact on the environment" are required to analyze the effect of those actions on the environment before carrying them out. To enforce this mandate, the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) was created in the Executive Branch and was given broad authority to enforce NEPA regulations. 
 

Paso Robles residents want city to fight California's 'sanctuary state' law

Michael Rivera, a Paso Robles resident, speaks against California's "sanctuary state" law at a City Council meeting on March 17, 2018. Attendees wanted leaders to formally oppose the policy. Lindsey Holden
 
April 18, 2018
By Lindsey Holden
The Tribune
 

Salt marshes will vanish in less than a century if seas keep rising and California keeps building, study finds

Squeezed between rising seas and coastal development, salt marshes in California, including this one in Newport Beach, have nowhere to go and could vanish in less than a century, according to a new study.

By: Rosanna Xia
February 21, 2018
Los Angeles Times

On one side, there's the rising ocean. On the other, rising buildings.
 

There’s Something in California’s Air, and It’s Awful

By Maria Fotopoulos
January 8, 2018
NOOZHAWK Santa Barbara
 
When we were planning a move to Los Angeles some 25 years ago, my marching orders when looking for a place to live were “Santa Monica or the Westside, close to the water.” Those are desirable places to live, yes, but the overriding factor was air quality — better air closer to the water was the thinking.
 

California's Deadly Wildfires

California's Deadly Wildfires 

California's Immense Population Growth has made wildfires more deadly 

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