Local management plans may not protect California groundwater from climate change risk

OAKLAND – While hundreds of local agencies across California draft their plans to ensure the sustainability of groundwater basins, water experts said in a white paper released, Nov. 14 that these state-mandated plans need to incorporate climate change impacts to be sustainable. The paper is intended to serve as a resource to help agencies accomplish this effort. […]

Senator’s Climate Change Bill worries lawmakers on both sides

“Legislators should ask themselves this question when contemplating SB 350, `Is it more important to expand environmental regulations or to make sure people are able to financially provide for their families? This bill will hurt the poor and working poor the most. Haven’t they already been hit hard enough?” Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore RIVERSIDE – A California […]

California Supreme Court accepts SANDAG regional plan case on narrow climate change issue

San Francisco – The California Supreme Court has granted partial review of a closely-watched environmental case that could have broad implications for transportation planning throughout the state. Cleveland National Forest Foundation v. San Diego Association of Governments aims to determine whether the San Diego Association of Governments complied with the California Environmental Quality Act when […]