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California Environmental Law and Policy Update - June 2014

Environmental and Policy Focus: California is ahead of EPA on climate rules - Los Angeles Times - Jun 5: In 2006, when California adopted AB 32, its landmark global warming law, it acted virtually alone. Now, the state...more

6/10/2014 - BP Environmental Review EPA Fracking Global Warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions Medical Marijuana Oil & Gas Power Plants Proposed Regulation Real Estate Development U.S. Navy

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - February 13, 2014

Environmental and Policy Focus - Sens. Feinstein, Boxer propose emergency drought legislation: SFGate - Feb 13: Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer proposed emergency drought legislation Tuesday ahead of President...more

2/19/2014 - Carbon Emissions Drought Environmental Policies EPA Farms Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions State of Emergency Water

New Permit Requires Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids For Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in Southern California

On January 9, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 9, announced that it will require oil and gas operators engaged in hydraulic fracturing off the southern California coast to disclose any chemicals...more

1/24/2014 - Chemicals Discharge of Pollutants Disclosure Requirements Environmental Policies EPA Fracking NPDES Oil & Gas

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - January 2014

Gov. Brown wants to use cap-and-trade fees to fund high speed rail project - Insurance For Less - Jan 8: Gov. Jerry Brown announced plans to provide new funding for California’s high speed rail project from corporate...more

1/14/2014 - Air Pollution Cap-and-Trade Carbon Emissions Environmental Policies Fracking Funding Greenhouse Gas Emissions High-Speed Rail Oil & Gas Plastic Bag Bans Public Projects

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - December 19, 2013

California plans tighter control of hydraulic fracturing, but not enough for some - New York Times - Dec 13: California oil and gas companies using hydraulic fracturing to tap the nation’s largest oil shale formation...more

12/19/2013 - Air Pollution DTSC Fracking Nuisance Plastic Bag Bans Trespass Waste Disposal

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - November 5, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus: California's New Hydraulic Fracturing Law Cited In Pending CEQA Lawsuit: EnergyWire - Oct 30 -- Earlier this year, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity, Earthworks and...more

11/5/2013 - CEQA DOGGR Environmental Claims Environmental Policies Fracking High-Speed Rail Oil & Gas

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - October 18, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus: Supreme Court to Hear Challenge to EPA Rules on Gas Emissions - New York Times - Oct 18: The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a major case challenging Environmental Protection...more

10/18/2013 - Caltrans Environmental Impact Report EPA Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - September 27, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus - Governor Brown signs bill to regulate hydraulic fracturing in California: Reuters - Sep 20 -- California's first legislatively-mandated regulations on hydraulic fracturing and related...more

9/27/2013 - Carbon Emissions Coal Industry EPA Fracking Fuel Standards Hazardous Substances Jerry Brown Lead Paint Waste Disposal

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - August 1, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus: Groups concerned over California Environmental Quality Act revisions - Sacramento CBS Local - Jul 29 -- A coalition of business, housing and local government leaders is warning...more

8/5/2013 - CEQA Environmental Policies EPA Fracking Storm Water Water

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - July 25, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus: Interior Chief defends federal hydraulic fracturing regulations -- Bloomberg - Jul 18: Interior Secretary Sally Jewell drew on her experience as a former oil-industry engineer to defend...more

7/26/2013 - Chemicals Contaminated Properties Contamination Environmental Claims Environmental Policies Fracking Mining Natural Gas Natural Resources Oil & Gas Resource Extraction Toxic Exposure Trade Secrets

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - July 18, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus - Pumping water underground could trigger major earthquake, say scientists: The Guardian - Jul 12 - Pumping water underground at geothermal power plants can lead to dangerous earthquakes...more

7/22/2013 - Climate Change DOE Earthquakes Environmental Policies FDA Food Labeling Fracking Geothermal Energy GMO Wildfires

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - June 5, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus - California Senate unanimously backs changes to CEQA: The Sacramento Bee - May 29 -- "Unanimous" and "CEQA" (the California Environmental Quality Act) are two words not often found in...more

6/17/2013 - CEQA Climate Change EPA Fracking Natural Gas

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - May 29, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus - California's third cap and trade auction sells out, at record price: Clean Technica - May 24 The state’s third carbon allowance auction was held last week, and businesses snapped up all...more

5/31/2013 - Auction Cap-and-Trade Discharge of Pollutants Fracking Hazardous Substances Wal-Mart

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - May 24, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus -Interior Department offers new rules for 'fracking': Los Angeles Times - May 16 - The U.S. Department of the Interior proposed new rules to regulate hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on...more

5/25/2013 - Farms FDA Food Safety Fracking Highways LAWA Railways Water

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - April 17, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus - California needs to bolster regulation of fracking, report says: Los Angeles Times - Apr 12 - California needs to strengthen regulation of hydraulic fracturing, according to a UC...more

4/18/2013 - Cap-and-Trade Environmental Impact Report Fracking Plastic Bag Bans

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - April 11, 2013

Environmental and Policy Focus - ..Court rules CEQA streamlining provision unconstitutional: CourtHouse News - Apr 3 - A section of a California law aimed at streamlining construction projects by moving...more

4/16/2013 - Auction CEQA Clean Water Act Fracking Jurisdiction Leases NEPA Permits PG&E Shale Gas

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - April 8, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - EPA proposes rules to lower sulfur in fuel; Home Depot pays $8 million to settle California paint lawsuit; Center for Biological Diversity sues federal government over...more

4/9/2013 - Department of Fish and Wildlife Department of the Interior Earthquakes EPA Flame Retardant Fracking Home Depot Permits Pesticides Plastic Bag Bans

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - March 27, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - California lawmakers propose bills to halt fracking; Bureau of Reclamation ordered to prepare full environmental impact statement for Central Valley Project water...more

3/28/2013 - Cap-and-Trade Fracking Logging Nuclear Power Reclamation Water

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - March 22, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - U.S. top court rules for timber industry over road runoff; U.S. Supreme Court grants review of plan by forest service to manage Sierra Nevada; Federal Appeals Court...more

3/25/2013 - CEQA Clean Water Act Coal EPA Forest Service Fracking Logging SCOTUS Subrogation Superfund Wal-Mart

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - March 15, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - California considering 25 projects for carbon offset credits; Tactics divide agencies in Chevron probe; Bill proposed to ban lead ammunition in California; Navy offshore...more

3/18/2013 - Ammunition Carbon Off-Set Credits Chevron Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions Oil & Gas U.S. Navy Water

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - March 7, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - Little unity over California's cap-and-trade program; California cancels carbon permit reserve sale after no bids; Obama names McCarthy to top EPA post; Peninsula cities...more

3/11/2013 - BPA Cap-and-Trade CEQA EPA Fracking Permits Water

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - February 27, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - Bill seeks changes to California Environmental Quality Act; California puts McCoy Solar Project on the fast track; California Carbon Permits Sell Above Expected Clearing...more

3/6/2013 - Cap-and-Trade CEQA Fracking Renewable Energy Solar Energy Wind Power

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - February 21, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - California holds second auction of carbon credits; Doubts voiced on fracking oversight at California hearing; BLM sued over Solar Energy Zones; Plan to remove bike...more

2/22/2013 - BP Climate Change Deepwater Horizon Claim Forms Department of the Interior Environmental Impact Report Fracking Greenhouse Gas Emissions Oil & Gas Shale Gas Sierra Club Solar Energy

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - January 23, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - A conversation with outgoing EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson; A Challenge To Obama's Climate Change Pledge; BLM pulls proposed fracking rules, works on new version; Six Top...more

1/31/2013 - Climate Change Endangered Species Act EPA Fracking Parcel Tax Power Plants

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - January 10, 2013

In This Issue: Environmental and Policy Focus - Supreme Court rejects Ninth Circuit ruling on County of L.A. storm water discharges; Federal judge halts major Lake Tahoe ski resort expansion; Lawsuit seeks to stop Rose...more

1/11/2013 - Clean Air Act Clean Water Act Contamination Department of Fish & Game Department of Fish and Wildlife Environmental Impact Report Environmental Policies EPA Fracking Injunctions Los Angeles County Flood Control District NFL Nonpollutants Permits Rose Bowl SCOTUS Storm Water TMDL

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