Los Angeles Times Highlights Coastal Preservation Struggles 

LA Times’ Steve Lopez is currently roadtripping down the California coast, highlighting local struggles between development and conservation in a series of articles, accompanied by brilliant photos by Allen Schaben. 

He’s focused on the game-changing 1976 Coastal Act, which turns 40 this year, and has been responsible for keeping our coast wild. Indeed, the Coastal Commission has prevented countless development projects.

Recently, the Commission has come under attack – development leaning Commissioners voted to fire Executive Director Charles Lester, and a bill to ban Commisioners from meeting privately with development interests is under attack in the State Senate.  

As coastal hero and coastal commision director Peter Douglas famously said, “the coast is never saved; it’s always being saved.”