Briscoe Ivester & Bazel Newsletter for July 10, 2018

Newsletter July 10, 2018  Janus: A Time to Cast Away “To everything there is a season . . . : a time to keep, and a time to cast away[.]” Ecclesiastes 3:1, 6 (KJV). Very recently, the United States Supreme Court held that Illinois’ extraction of “agency fees” from nonconsenting public-sector employees violates the First […]

BPC Prepares to Engage on AB-617

In 2017, the California State Legislature passed AB-617 and in effect established the Community Air Protection Program (CAPP), which aims to mitigate air quality related health risks at the community level. In accordance with CAPP, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) will be submitting its final selections for candidate communities for consideration to the California Air […]

“San Francisco Bay Coalition” Sends New Letter Regarding Beneficial Use Pilot Program

On June 21, a coalition of organizations including BPC, the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), the Coastal Conservancy, Save The Bay and The Bay Institute sent a letter to Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris and Congressmen Jeff Denham and John Garamendi reiterating its earlier request that the Restoring San Francisco Bay’s […]

BPC Advocates for Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Sediment in South Bay Salt Pond Phase 2 Support Letter

In a letter submitted to the California State Coastal Conservancy on June 5, BPC provided comments in support of the South Bay Salt Pond (SBSP) Restoration Project Phase 2 Environmental Impact Statement/Report (EIS/EIR) for the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER). Among other things, Phase 2 would incrementally advance the 50-year plan to convert up to […]

BPC Dredging & Beneficial Reuse Committee Meets with Corps on Strategic Placement Framework Study

Members of BPC’s Dredging & Beneficial Reuse Committee had the special opportunity to discuss the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the Corps) Draft Strategic Placement Framework Report with Corps staff on June 4. Craig Conner (Long Term Management Strategy Program Manager and Flood Risk Manager, San Francisco District) and Thomas Williams (Deputy District Engineer for […]

White House Proposes Shifting Corps Dredging to DOT

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San Francisco Bay Coalition Letter – WIIN Act Section 1122

White House Reorganization Plan

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Delta eNews for June 21, 2018

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US – China Trade War News

Emily Cadei in the Sacramento Bee — 6/18/18 California farmers, politicians won’t feel full impact of Trump tariff wars until fall — David Phippen’s almond orchards in Manteca are a few months away from harvest, the nuts still green on the trees. That gives him some breathing room before China’s tariffs on almonds — California’s […]