Category: Environment

  • by BPC Staff
  • September 20, 2013
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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 […]

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  • by BPC Staff
  • September 13, 2013
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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   […]

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  • by BPC Staff
  • September 13, 2013
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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 […]

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  • by BPC Staff
  • August 26, 2013
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Chevron Announces Installation of Community Air Monitoring Systems

Chevron Announces Installation of Community Air Monitoring Systems   Chevron U.S.A.’s Richmond Refinery (Chevron Richmond) in cooperation with the City of Richmond,  is excited to announce that we have begun installation of the first of three offsite community air monitoring systems in the City of Richmond. The community air monitoring system is located in North […]

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  • by BPC Staff
  • August 21, 2013
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Recent SFEI Reports Guide Landscape-scale Restoration Planning

  Recent SFEI reports guide landscape-scale restoration planning The San Francisco Estuary Institute has completed two new studies that address the challenge of designing restoration strategies that support resilient, ecologically functional landscapes within the Bay-Delta Estuary. The Assessment of the South Bay Historical Tidal-Terrestrial Transition Zone reconstructs the former extent and character of the tidal-terrestrial […]

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  • by BPC Staff
  • August 7, 2013
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Perkins Coie Update: California Supreme Court Redefines “Baseline” Under California Environmental Quality Act

Perkins Coie Update                 Update  California Environmental, Energy, Resources & Land Use August 07, 2013 California Supreme Court Redefines “Baseline” Under California Environmental Quality Act   Highlights   The California Supreme Court has both resolved a split in the appellate courts and forged new law on the baselines agencies […]

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  • by BPC Staff
  • July 22, 2013
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Interagency Ecological Program Management Analysis and Synthesis Team (MAST) Report

A Message from the Interagency Ecological Program: The draft MAST report, an updated conceptual model for delta smelt: our evolving understanding of an estuarine fish, is now available for public review and comment.  This technical report is intended to assess delta smelt responses to recent changes in habitat conditions due to hydrology and management actions.  […]

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  • by BPC Staff
  • July 19, 2013
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Message from the State Water Board on CEQA Scoping Meeting- Composting General Order

NOTICE OF PREPARATION AND NOTICE OF PUBLIC SCOPING MEETINGENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FORGENERAL WASTE DISCHARGE REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPOSTING OPERATIONS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board) will be the Lead Agency for the subject project. The State Water Board has determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be […]

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