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Governor takes historic step

(State takes steps towards restoration)…It is the restoration of the Salton Sea.

Friday Governor Brown signed Legislation and he announced new actions to protect the Salton Sea. The Governor signed Salton Sea Legislation authored by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia, AB 1095. He also announced a series of measures to help protect Salton Sea Habitat and air quality in nearby communities. He said the actions are the product of recommendations from the Salton Sea Task Force. They include restoring up to 12,000 acres of shoreline habitat over the next five years, restoring up to 25,000 acres of additional exposed shoreline starting in 2020, and convening a scientific advisory committee to ensure that the best available science guides the habitat restoration efforts. Garcia said it is historic that the state has come forth in addressing the economic, environmental and public health consequences of the receding Salton Sea.