"Their opening salvo against the state's landmark Coastal Act blew up in Wilson's and Pringle's faces when their own appointees balked at carrying out the marching orders to fire Peter Douglas," said Warner Chabot, regional director for the Center for Marine Conservation. "But the coast is not clear. By their votes on projects at this meeting, the commission's new majority has already signaled its intent to roll back the fundamental elements of the Coastal Act. They rubber-stamped every coastal development project submitted to them. They even voted to cut off public access to a publicly-owned beach."