Category Archives: Environment

No Substitute for Doing It Right (“Guidance” Documents v. Rule-making)

The EPA has recently run into troubles because of its reliance of “Guidance” documents that have not been though the administrative rule-making process under the Administrative Procedure Act (5 U.S.C. § 701, et seq.) This most recent trouble, in the … Continue reading

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CA DEPT. OF FOOD AND AG. ANNOUNCES NOTICE OF PREPARATION, SCOPING SESSIONS SCHEDULED FOR CDFA STATEWIDE PLANT PEST PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAM EIR

SACRAMENTO, June 23, 2011 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture, in accordance with CEQA guidelines, is announcing a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for the Statewide Plant Prevention and Management Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR). The EIR is a … Continue reading

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Adapt Or Die

Facts are stubborn things. Ronald Reagan, Former U.S. President A friend of mine just came back home to California from a special trip to Poland. There, his ancestors have been recognized in books and statues for doing great things in … Continue reading

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NRC Announces Meeting 5 for the Committee on Sustainable Water and Environmental Management in the California Bay-Delta

Location: Le Rivage 4800 Riverside Boulevard. Sacramento, CA 95822 Phone 916.443.8400 Fax: 916.706.3384 Website for Registration: http://bit.ly/jvcri1 STATEMENT OF TASK At the request of Congress and the Departments of the Interior and Commerce, a committee of independent experts will review … Continue reading

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Haters Versus Facts*

The future depends on what we do in the present. – Mahatma Gandhi I recently read the San Francisco Chronicle’s opinion by Zeke Grader of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen’s Associations. Grader characterizes the allocation of water in California … Continue reading

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Sharpening Your Ax

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six hours sharpening my ax”. ~Abraham Lincoln, former U.S. President. My husband says if he had allocated his time in this fashion to a task set by his … Continue reading

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SWCRB’s Flow Criteria Report

Summary/Update from California’s State Water Control Resources Flow Criteria Report Continue reading

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