CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION BILL MOVING IN SENATE
Legislation moving toward the floor of the Senate would authorize the state to purchase coastal property from willing sellers and requires that the actions of state agencies be consistent with a comprehensive climate change management plan developed by the state.
Sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Marc Pacheco and backed by environmentalists, an earlier version of the bill engendered opposition from the lobbying group that represents commercial developers, which argued the bill would address the smallest and largest developments and that the state should instead more narrowly focus on protecting infrastructure.
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