Letter to readers about the new California section


Mike Thompson
Obama grants protections to 'spectacular' Mendocino County coast
Obama grants protections to 'spectacular' Mendocino County coast

WASHINGTON — President Obama on Tuesday, using his executive authority to bypass Congress, added about 1,665 acres of "spectacular" Mendocino County coastline to the California Coastal National Monument. It is the first onshore addition to the to the monument, established in 2000 by President Clinton to protect 20,000 small islands, reefs, rocks and pinnacles off California's coast. “In my State of the Union address, I said that I would use my authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations.” Obama said. "Our country is blessed with some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. It’s up to us to protect them,...