Thursday, October 16, 1997
An Oct. 8 press release from state Sen. Bruce McPherson's office (R-Santa Cruz) claims credit for SB 92 65 and 72-which respectively continue funding for Mussel Watch monitoring program, require posting of contaminated public beaches and provide grants for public access to state beaches. Keeley, in his Oct. 9 release, lauds himself for having sucessfully negotiated a "compromise" between Republican Gov. Pete Wilson and the Democratic-dominated state legislature on AB 1581 "a $1.5 million package for increased coastal protection and management."...
"Who's really responsible is the coalition of environmentalists and fishing people who got together and pushed really hard."
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