HetchHetchy plan stirs little worry

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Agencies Propose Revisions of Endangered Species Regulations

    Newsletter July 25, 2018     AGENCIES PROPOSE REVISIONS OF ENDANGERED SPECIES REGULATIONS   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have proposed important revisions of their regulations implementing the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The Services would change four aspects of their regulations: (1) the way they […]

Shuster proposal aims to ‘reignite’ reform efforts

INFRASTRUCTURE Shuster proposal aims to ‘reignite’ reform efforts Maxine Joselow, E&E News reporter Published: Tuesday, July 24, 2018   House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) yesterday released a draft infrastructure bill in an effort to reinvigorate stalled momentum on the issue.   The draft language contains a plethora of proposals for addressing the nation’s “crumbling […]

California Land Use and Development Law Report

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CASA Connects for July 24, 2018

Conference News  CASA Conference Features 2018 US Water Prize Winner Announcing more exciting news for this year’s Annual Conference in Monterey! We will hear from Ted Henifin, general manager of Hampton Roads Sanitation District. Hampton Roads is the public sector winner of this year’s U.S. Water Prize, awarded earlier this month as part of the […]

ENS Federal Report

ENS Federal Report – July 20, 2018 View Report on ENS Website Share Tweet Link Forward House Approves USEPA Spending Bill on almost Party Line Vote In an unusual vote, the House of Representatives generally voted along party lines to approve the second “minibus” spending bill H.R. 6147.  H.R. 6147 packages budgets for the U.S. Environmental […]

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 […]