CA @ 50 Million: California’s Climate Future

From the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, a Draft for Discussion of “California @ 50 Million,” The Governor’s Environmental Goals and Policy Report on California’s Climate Future. Read it below in PDF: CA at 50 million  

From Bloomberg: Climate Change Rescue in US Makes Steyer Converge with Paulson

From Bloomberg Markets Magazine, October 1, 2013:  Climate Change Rescue in US Makes Steye Converge with Paulson

Public Comment Period on Alviso and Ravenswood Construction Ends October 16

Members of the public who would like to provide input on environmental analysis for upcoming Alviso and Ravenswood construction have until close of business on October 16, 2013 to submit their comments.   The scoping periods provides interested parties and the public an opportunity to recommend issues to be analyzed in the upcoming draft Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental […]

Perkins Coie Update: EPA Moves to Expand Federal Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

Perkins Coie Update Update   Environment, Energy & Resources September 24, 2013 EPA Moves to Expand Federal Clean Water Act Jurisdiction   The prolonged controversy over the Clean Water Act’s reach may be coming to a dramatic head. On September 17, 2013, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the release of a draft scientific report finding that […]

California Natural Resources Agenda Comment Letter on BDCP

SF Chronicle: New Laws Have Cleaned Up Air at Port of Oakland

New laws have cleaned up air at Port of Oakland Stephanie M. Lee Friday, September 20, 2013 “From the ships that glide into harbor to the trucks that rumble in and out carrying goods, the Port of Oakland is a place known for noise, motion – and air pollution. The port is one of the nation’s […]

Open Oceans Global ENewsletter

  September 20, 2013       Wendy Schmidt Funds Ocean Acidification XPrize Philanthropist Wendy Schmidt has teamed with the XPrize Foundation to create the Ocean Health XPrize, a $2 million competition that promises to improve our understanding of how CO2 emissions are affecting ocean acidification. The prize challenges teams from all over the world […]

The Association of Women in Water, Energy and Environment – Women Shaping Tomorrow 2013 Conference

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Perkins Coie Update: Legislature Sends CEQA Amendments To Governor

Alert   California Land Use & Development Law September 13, 2013 Legislature Sends CEQA Amendments To GovernorYesterday the Legislature passed and sent to Governor Brown a package of CEQA amendments intended to encourage infill development, re-think traditional approaches to CEQA traffic analysis, and expedite a new arena for the Sacramento Kings.   Read Full Report   […]

CEQA Working Group Responds to End of Session CEQA Developments

CEQA Working Group Responds to End of Session CEQA Developments   SB 731 Turned into Two-Year Bill.  SB 743 Contains Only Minor Improvements.   _________________________________________________________________________   CEQA Working Group Coalition:    As we reported yesterday, and in large part due to your efforts, Senator Steinberg decided to make SB 731, his bill that would have […]