Strengthen Protections for California’s Coast Proposal

Our petition to the state's fish and game commission to strengthen protections for important coastal habitats

California Fish and Game Commission asked organizations like ours to submit proposals for changes needed in the state marine protected areas. Working with scientists, we developed a proposal to strengthen protections for two ecosystems that need better safeguards.

Point Buchon State Marine Conservation Area, one of the area's we're proposing get increased protection

Laura Deehan

State Director, Environment California Research & Policy Center

Laura directs Environment California’s work to tackle global warming, protect the ocean, and stand up for clean air, clean water and open spaces. Laura served on the Environment California board for two years before stepping into the state director role. Most recently, she directed the public health program for CALPIRG, another organization in The Public Interest Network, where she led campaigns to get lead out of school drinking water and toxic chemicals out of cosmetics. Prior to that, Laura ran Environment California citizen outreach offices across the state and, as the Environment California field director, she led campaigns to get California to go solar, ban single use plastic grocery bags, and go 100 percent renewable. Laura lives with her family in Richmond, California, where she enjoys hiking, yoga and baking.

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