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Would Restoring the Malibu Lagoon Actually Destroy It?

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Environmentalists are divided over the proposed $7 million plan to restore the Malibu Lagoon, according to the LA Times.

Tomorrow the Coastal Commission will consider the plan, which will see to it the lagoon's "stagnant, polluted waterways" be drained and rectified in order to better its "ecological health."

However the fix could also be its own demise:

Although most conservation groups support the project and the coastal panel's staff has recommended approval, some activists say the heavy grading, use of construction equipment and ripping out of vegetation is heavy-handed and would essentially destroy the habitat in order to save it.