Spare the Air Alert for November 25, 2014

Spare the Air Alert for November 25  A Spare the Air Alert is in effect,Tuesday, November 25, in the San Francisco Bay Area.  

Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP November 2014 Newsletter: Court Rules That Constitution Does Not Empower Federal Government To Regulate A Threatened Species Living Only Within One State

Newsletter November 24, 2014  COURT RULES THAT CONSTITUTION DOES NOT EMPOWER FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO REGULATE A THREATENED SPECIES LIVING ONLY WITHIN ONE STATE A federal district court in Utah has ruled in People for the Ethical Treatment of Property Owners v. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that Congress’s constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce does […]

David Ivester Comments on Proposed Rule defining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act

David Ivester of Briscoe, Ivester & Bazel LLP has submitted a comment on a proposed EPA ruling defining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. Click here to view David Ivester’s Comments on the Proposed Rule.

LNG as Fuel Conference – January 27, 2015

   Join us on January 27th!   Pacific Maritime Magazine and the United States Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound are again partnering to produce a forum on implementing liquid natural gas as a maritime fuel source. The event will offer the maritime industry an opportunity to hear from the regulatory and policymaking community on the maturing […]

Public Policy Institute of California Webcast Invitation – December 3rd Webcast: California- State of Change

FOLLOW US:          California—State of Change WEBCAST DETAILS Wednesday, December 3, 2014 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST » REGISTER TO WATCH ONLINE For full program information about this event, visit http://www.ppic.org/main/event.asp?i=1608. ABOUT THE PROGRAM After years of economic turmoil, California has entered a period of reform and reinvention. Electoral innovations, major changes […]

Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle – “Port of Oakland too essential to endure labor disputes”

On November 23, 2014, Port of Oakland Executive Director Chris Lytle published an editorial in the San Francisco Chronicle on the value of Oakland’s port, and how work stoppages are placing thousands of jobs at risk. Click here or follow the link below to read the full article. SF Gate: Port of Oakland too essential to […]

California Water & Drought News for November 24, 2014

Los Angeles Times: 2014 warmest year: California, world set to break records San Francisco Chronicle: California drought: SF wants to add groundwater to tap Associated Press: Storms raise hope in California drought New York Times: As Snow Fades, California Ski Resorts Are Left High and Very Dry Central Valley Business Times: Drought worries deepen for groundwater users San Francisco Chronicle: Feinstein’s […]

Response requested: Scheduling the next MUN Evaluation in Ag Dominated Water Bodies meeting

This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5) This is an update on the “Evaluation of the Municipal and Domestic Supply (MUN) Beneficial Use in Ag Dominated Surface Waters” project. Thank you to those of you who attended the September 26th stakeholder meeting. Meeting notes have been posted […]

Trade & Movement of Goods News for November 22, 2014

CCTV-America: Labor shortage slows movement of goods at port just before holidays  

Meet the New CEO and President of WRA

Exciting News at WRA for 2015+ We are excited to share some big news with you. Beginning January 1, 2015, Tim DeGraff will be Chief Executive Officer of WRA. After spending 16 years on the front lines of wetlands science and mitigation banking, Tim will lead WRA into the next chapter of its 33-year story. […]