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Rosanna Xia

Rosanna Xia covers the environment, with a focus on California's coastline. She previously reported on natural disasters and wrote articles that connected science, infrastructure and policy. With a team of reporters, she published a series in 2013 that prompted lawmakers and the public to confront thousands of buildings at risk of collapse in a major earthquake. She has also covered higher education for The Times and reported for the Business section. An East Coast transplant, she graduated from Tufts University.
First came the proclamations against Trump's offshore drilling plan. Now comes the legislation

With the Trump administration proposing to open California waters to drilling on an unprecedented scale, state lawmakers are trying to close one more loophole to fight a threat that for decades had not seemed possible.

Amid backlash, Coastal Commission asks state to 'explore all potential options' to open Hollister Ranch to the public

Facing mounting criticism for allowing Hollister Ranch landowners to keep 8.5 miles of Santa Barbara coastline largely closed to the beachgoing public, state officials indicated Thursday some regret about the controversial deal they quietly agreed to earlier this year.

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