State Water Resources Control Board – Agenda for June 20, 2017 Board Meeting

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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 […]

BCDC New Information and Updates for May 26, 2017

    Dear Commissioners, Staff, and Public Listing of Pending Administrative Matters Strategic Plan Update // Staff Recommendation Briefing on Results of Implosions at Piers E4 and E5 of Former East Span of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge Draft Minutes of May 18, 2017 Commission Meeting Staff Report and Recommendation on a Contract for Mapping and Graphic Services // Request […]

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 […]

Legislative Alert – CASA/WateReuse Public Policy Forum

                           March 28, 2017 Assembly Member Bill Quirk to Address Public Policy Forum The CASA/WateReuse California joint Public Policy Forum is right around the corner and our program is shaping up nicely.  Assembly Member Bill Quirk is confirmed as one of our featured speakers.  […]

BPC Gains Congressional Support for Local Beneficial Reuse Projects

Click here to read the letter from 11 members of Congress to the  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in support of including the Bay Area as a beneficial use pilot program site Click here to read the letter from BPC CEO John Coleman to Garret Graves re: Testimony for the March 9, 2017 Subcommittee Hearing on Building […]

CASA Legislative Alert – Governor Releasing Budget

                                 January 10, 2017 California Budget Update: Decline in Revenues Anticipated, Future Cap and Trade Allocations in Limbo   On Tuesday, January 10th, Governor Brown released his 2017-18 Budget proposal.  In his press conference outlining the plan, he explained that […]

Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act: A Letter from Andrew D. Sawyers

Dear colleagues, Over the past two years, EPA has focused on setting up the administrative structure necessary to launch the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program.  Today, I am very excited to announce that Administrator McCarthy signed two rules to establish the administrative structure necessary to offer credit assistance under the WIFIA program. […]

Notice of Staff Technical Workshop from the State Water Resources Control Board

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Court upholds protections for Arctic bearded seals based on climate change projections

Click here to read the opinion released yesterday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the ESA listing of the Arctic bearded seal based on projections that climate change would severely threaten their habitat by the year 2095. LA Times article on the matter can be read here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-species-climate-projections-20161024-snap-story.html