After eight hours of testimony that included comments from Surfrider Foundation, activists and ocean lovers alike, the California Coastal Commission denied Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) the necessary permit to conduct seismic testing off the Central California Coast. The Commission unanimously found the project inconsistent with the Coastal Act.
"We are pleased the California Coastal Commission strongly upheld the
Coastal Act by denying this terribly harmful project," says Stefanie
Sekich-Quinn, Surfrider Foundation's California Policy Manager. "The
large public attendance today demonstrates just how citizens can greatly
influence decision makers. Surfrider Foundation believes taxpayers,
ocean users and marine life are better off because of this decision."