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Political drama at the California Coastal Commission




Charles Lester, Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission
Charles Lester, Executive Director of the California Coastal Commission
LA TImes

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Tomorrow, the California Coastal Commission begins a two day meeting. On the agenda, a public hearing that's almost sure to be dramatic.

Charles Lester has been a fixture at the agency for years, and has run it since 2011, but the twelve members of the commission are considering a vote to remove him.

Word of his possible removal set off a firestorm among his supporters, who fear pro-development forces are trying to install their allies on the commission staff.

We spoke about it with Sean Hecht,  Co-Executive Director, Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, Evan Frankel Professor of Policy and Practice and Co-Director, UCLA Law Environmental Law Clinic. 

 



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