Stone Bill Passes First Committee

The Assembly Natural Resources Committee has approved Mark Stone bill aimed to protect California’s coast in the face of sea-level rise, intense weather events, and other impacts of a changing climate.

According to Stone, the Assembly Bill 1129 guards coastal access and coastal resources by promoting natural alternatives to seawalls and other defense structures.

He added that while coastal armoring is a short-term solution that leaves lasting negative impacts on the coastal ecosystem and public access, natural-based alternatives provide long term solutions that help protect California’s diverse coastal landscape.

California’s coast is changing and our policies must change with it,” said Assemblymember Stone. “Natural alternatives to short-term fixes like seawalls will ensure that Californians continue to have access to the coastal resources that belong to everyone. By ensuring that the California Coastal Commission is given a clear mission and tools to promote these natural alternatives, the state can adequately protect public access to beaches and other coastal resources.

Specifically AB 1129 will provide the California Coastal Commission with administrative tools to enforce existing law regarding unpermitted structures, limit emergency seawalls to temporary structures, and require the removal of emergency armoring structures in the absence of longer-term authorization.

This bill, approved with the final vote 7:3, will be heard next in the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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