Coastal Commission official to step aside as he battles cancer

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 22:40 in Earth & Climate

Peter Douglas, 67, the agency's longtime executive director, has been admired by conservationists as a fierce guardian of the coast. The longtime executive director of the California Coastal Commission and an author of the state's landmark Coastal Act is fighting lung cancer and will step aside from most of his day-to-day duties overseeing the agency charged with protecting the state's coastline.

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