ENS Federal Report for September 21, 2018

ENS Federal Report – September 21, 2018   View Report on ENS Website   Share   Tweet   Link   Forward     Senate Passes Second FY 2019 Minibus The Senate continued to make progress, advancing fiscal year 2019 spending bills before the October 1 deadline.  The Senate overwhelmingly passed, 93-7, the second minibus (H.R. […]

Speier pushes for federal funding to help preserve San Francisco Bay

Click here for the San Mateo Daily Journal article, ‘Speier pushes for federal funding to help preserve San Francisco Bay’.

State Water Resources Control Board Notice of Opportunity to Comment Regarding CSWRF Amendment

Click here for the State Water Resources Control Board’s recent Notice of Opportunity to Comment.

WATER POLICY – House passes infrastructure package

The House this afternoon easily approved water infrastructure legislation by voice vote.   The “America’s Water Infrastructure Act,” S. 3021, would authorize numerous port revitalization, flood control and water storage projects.   It would also ask the National Academy of Sciences to study moving the Army Corps of Engineers out of the Defense Department, and would […]

Senate Funding Bill ‘Big Win for California’

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AB 2257 Update from Downey Brand

Click here for Downey Brand’s recent AB 2257 update.

House & Senate Committee Leaders Announce Water Resources Infrastructure Agreement

Click here for a press release from the House’s Transportation & Infrastructure Committee on the newly announced Water Resources Infrastructure Agreement.

Court of Appeal Extends Public Trust Doctrine to Groundwater Well Permits

Click here for Downey Brand’s recent article on groundwater and the public trust doctrine.

BPC Comments on Port of Oakland’s Draft Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan

Earlier this summer, the Port of Oakland unveiled their Draft Seaport Air Quality 2020 and Beyond Plan (the Plan) – a continuation of their Maritime Air Quality Improvement Plan. BPC has submitted a comment letter in support of the Plan, but called for additional flexibility to allow the Port to more easily navigate unintended economic […]

BPC Continues Engagement on AB 617 Implementation

On August 21 a group of BPC members met with Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia and top staff members from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) to discuss the implementation of AB 617 at both the state and local level. Supervisor Gioia is a BAAQMD Board Member as well as a member […]