Fernando Avila

Fernando Avila

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Coastal Commission Granted Power to Levy Administrative Fines, Including Fining Public Agencies

The California Coastal Commission now has the power to levy fines against people who have violated public access provisions of the Coastal Act. Specifically, SB 861, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown late last week, added Public...more

6/30/2014 - California Coastal Commission Fines Right of Access

Substantial Rewriting of SMARA Proposed Bill Would Decrease Local Agencies' Role: SB 1270 May Also Adversely Affect Local...

Under proposed Senate Bill 1270 (Pavley), the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) would be substantially revised, reducing the role of local agencies in regulating mines in their jurisdictions. Because SB 1270 would...more

3/26/2014 - Mining Natural Resources SMARA

Fracking Heats Up in California: Moratoria and Earthquakes

The last several weeks have seen some interesting developments suggesting an increase in temperature in the debate over hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” in California. First, a couple of jurisdictions took actions...more

3/24/2014 - Earthquakes Energy Policy Environmental Policies Fracking Fracking Bans

California Governor Declares Drought State of Emergency: Declaration Calls on Water Districts and Cities to Implement Water...

Governor Jerry Brown last week issued a drought state of emergency declaration in response to record-low water levels in California’s rivers and reservoirs as well as an abnormally low snowpack. The declaration, issued...more

1/22/2014 - Agricultural Workers Farms Groundwater Natural Resources State of Emergency Utilities Sector Water Supplies

Senate Bill 4 to Provide for Additional Regulation of Fracking Activities in California

State Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources to Develop Fracking Regulations - Last Friday, the governor signed Senate Bill 4, which addresses the controversial practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) in...more

9/26/2013 - DOGGR Fracking Natural Gas Oil & Gas

U.S. District Court Says BLM Must Address Environmental Impacts of Fracking - Court Finds Fracking Operations are Subject to NEPA...

In an order addressing hydraulic fracturing (fracking) on federal lands, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) violated the National Environmental...more

4/24/2013 - Bureau of Land Management Environmental Assessments Fracking Leases NEPA Oil & Gas

Proposed Revisions to Mining Inspection Form Could Decrease Local Control - Form Revisions Could Also Increase Burdens and Costs...

On March 14, the State Mining and Geology Board’s Policy and Legislation Committee will consider an expanded version of the Surface Mining Inspection Report that is required to be completed annually by cities and counties...more

3/8/2013 - CEQA Inspections Mining OMR Permits SMARA Surface Estates

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