UBC study links living near highways to risk of neurological disorders

By Tiffany Crawford :vancouversun – excerpt Researchers at the University of B.C. have found a link between living near highways and an increased risk of several major neurological disorders, including dementia and Parkinson’s disease. The study, published this week in Environmental Health, found proximity to major roads may also increase the risk for multiple sclerosis … More UBC study links living near highways to risk of neurological disorders

State Initiates Environmental Review for Proposed Delta Conveyance Project, Begins Public Scoping

press release : eastcountytoday – excerpt SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Notice of Preparation (NOP) for a proposal to modernize water infrastructure in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, initiating environmental review in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The NOP, announcing the preparation of an environmental impact report … More State Initiates Environmental Review for Proposed Delta Conveyance Project, Begins Public Scoping

MTC Makes a Mockery of Citizen Engagement

By Susan Kirsch : marinpost – excerpt MTC has devised a frivolous and virtually meaningless two-month public participation process that failed to identify a range of stakeholders or identify appropriately geared activities to engage them. They cheerily call their report Pop-Up Events Get People Talking About Bay Area’s Future. If you want to good laugh … More MTC Makes a Mockery of Citizen Engagement

Lawsuit to prevent Mill Valley’s vegetation management wildfire plan is murky

Opinion by Dick Spotswood : marinij – excerpt On its face, a recent lawsuit against the city of Mill Valley seems preposterous. “Mill Valley Residents for the Protection of Wildlife” filed an action in Marin County Superior Court to enjoin the city from enforcing its newly enacted vegetation management ordinance. The suit’s basis is the … More Lawsuit to prevent Mill Valley’s vegetation management wildfire plan is murky

A Taste of the Climate Apocalypse to Come

by Abrahm Lustgarten : propublica – excerpt PG&E’s rolling blackouts probably don’t eliminate fire risk, and they actually could make responding to fires harder. What they largely do is shift responsibility away from the company… ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories … More A Taste of the Climate Apocalypse to Come

Governor Gavin Newsom Signs 18 Bills to Boost Housing Production

Signs SB 330, major legislation to remove local barriers to building more housing Signs AB 1763 to incentivize affordable housing density Signs package of bills to ease construction of accessory dwelling units Legislation builds on urgent action undertaken by the Administration to tackle California’s housing affordability crisis .. (more)