The Commission’s Public Information Officer is the point of contact for news media organizations and the public seeking information about the Commission’s programs and activities. The Public Information Officer issues news releases on the Commission’s behalf to inform the public and media about public land issues and news. Recent and archived news releases reporting Commission activities are online. Public Information Officer, Sheri Pemberton, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org | 916.574.1992.
Santa Barbara, Calif. – State officials announce a comprehensive civil settlement with Plains All American Pipeline resolving natural resource damages, penalties and response costs associated with a crude oil spill near Santa Barbara in May 2015. The spill from an underground pipeline owned by the company caused injury to natural resources including birds, marine mammals, shoreline and subtidal habitats, and required beaches to close to be closed to the public.
Commission implores the U.S. EPA to take immediate action to protect the Tijuana River Estuary and California beaches
Sacramento, Calif. - The State Lands Commission sent a letter to the U.S. EPA today stating that immediate action is needed to stop the flow of 50 million gallons per day of polluted water into the Tijuana River Valley. The flow is resulting in prolonged beach...
State Lands Commission and California Coastal Commission file joint lawsuit to protect public access to Martins Beach
Sacramento, Calif. - The state of California filed a lawsuit today to restore full public access to Martins Beach, a popular San Mateo County beach that was abruptly shuttered after Silicon Valley billionaire Vinod Khosla bought the adjacent property in 2008.The...