BPC Joins Coalition Opposing AB 378

Following approval by the Board of Directors at their May 17th meeting, BPC has joined a coalition of organizations opposing AB 378, a California State Assembly bill that effectively directs the California Air Resources Board to move California from the cost-effective methods for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creates a complicated regulatory regime of costly […]

BPC Submits Comment Letter on Plan Bay Area 2040 Draft Plan

BPC’s Legislative & Policy and Resources & Infrastructure committees held a joint meeting in May to learn more about the Plan Bay Area 2040 Draft Plan (“the Plan”) that was recently released. During this meeting, BPC members received a presentation about the Plan from an MTC staff member and had the opportunity to engage in thoughtful […]

Bay Planning Coalition Names Sam Schuchat as 2017 Frank C. Boerger Award Recipient

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2017   Bay Planning Coalition Names Sam Schuchat as 2017 Frank C. Boerger Award Recipient Head of California State Coastal Conservancy will be recognized as part of BPC’s Spring Summit event in Oakland on May 11 Oakland, CA – (April 13, 2017): Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) is pleased to […]

BPC CEO John Coleman Offers Perspective on End of Drought with Phil Matier on KPIX Channel 5 News

This past Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown at long last announced the end of the 6-year drought, lifting the emergency measures put into place in 2014. But since much of California was already out of a drought months ago, many are left asking why the governor waited this long to act. BPC CEO John Coleman joined CBS San Francisco’s Phil Matier on his segment “Matier in the […]

BPC Begins Process of Developing State Dredging and Beneficial Reuse Legislation

A subcommittee of Bay Planning Coalition members from the Dredging & Beneficial Reuse and Legislative & Policy Committees has met several times to develop a proposal for state legislation that would und a study to quantify the economic and environmental benefits of dredging and beneficial reuse in the State of California and to analyze the […]

BPC Continues Advocacy Regarding WIIN Act Implementation

In January, BPC signed a joint letter (with four other organizations) to Senators Feinstein and Harris and Representatives Denham and Garamendi regarding the implementation of the recently signed Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act (WIIN, or WRDA 2016). On February 9 the same coalition of Bay Planning Coalition, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission […]

BPC Receives Guidance from NOAA on Problematic Sea Lion Encounters

BPC’s Marinas & Boatyards Committee coordinated and participated in a conference call with the Protected Resources Division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for guidance on addressing problematic encounters with sea lions. Committee members took this opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the Marine Mammal Protection Act as it related to […]

Comment Letter to EPA Regarding Uncertainties in Draft Aquatic Life Ambient Estuarine/Marine Water Quality Criteria for Copper 2016

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a draft Aquatic Life Ambient Estuarine/Marine Water Quality Criteria for Copper on July 29, 2016, for a 60-day public comment period. In short, the updated criteria aims to adopt new copper  standards to protect aquatic life, particularly in and around coastal harbors and marinas, by using the Biotic Ligand Model […]

BPC Joins In Letter to SWRCB Regarding Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials

In a letter addressed to the State Water Resources Control Board on August 18, 2016, BPC joined a coalition of organizations to comment on the Procedures for Discharges of Dredged or Fill Materials to Waters of the State (“Procedures”), formerly known as the Wetland and Riparian Protection Policy. The letter addresses stakeholders’ concerns, including vague […]

BIA Bay Area & BPC Files Reply In Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari Regarding Green Sturgeon Critical Habitat

This morning, a reply in Support of Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit was filed with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of petitioners Bay Planning Coalition (BPC) and Building Industry Association of the Bay Area (BIA Bay Area) versus the United States […]