Nelson: Black Gold or Wild Open Space

The Coastal Commission will decide on Friday whether oil and gas production operations in Newport Beach on the Banning Ranch site should be expanded. This could include drilling up to 77 new wells while abandoning 4 existing wells.

Eidt: California’s Endangered Coastal Commission

Coastal Commissioners are embroiled in one controversy after another yet are poised to vote on key projects that could impact future generations. Are lobbyists, lawyers and legislators selling out the public trust and ignoring public accountability?

Surfrider: Public Trust Should Prevail Over Profits

Stefanie Sekich-Quinn, a coastal preservation manager at the Surfrider Foundation writes that moves to remove the executive director of the Coastal Commission are nothing more than a power grab by developers who covet California’s most precious jewel, our 1,100-mile coastline.