Hastings Environmental Law Journal
This article demonstrates how Southern California local governments can harness their existing regulatory authority to support sea-level rise adaptation strategies. It shows that by harness four legal doctrines – 1) the California Coastal Act, 2) the public trust doctrine, 3) the constitutional takings doctrine, and 4) the California Environmental Quality Act communities can be proactive and smart about decision-making while still mitigating potential legal liabilities.
Flooding Sea level rise
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