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How COVID-19 is Fueling a New Wave of Bay Area Transplants to the Sacramento Region

Jesse and Shanni Burke were working on their laptops a few feet apart in their cramped Silicon Valley apartment this spring, sweltering without air conditioning, when it dawned on them. The coronavirus pandemic that was virtually imprisoning them in their tiny downtown San Jose walk-up also offered an unexpected escape option. No longer tethered to the office, ...Read More

NEPA: Court Denies Injunction; Trump CEQ rules take effect

From our friends at Energywire:

The White House Council on Environmental Quality’s implementing rules f are going into effect as planned today, after opponents of the new regulations failed to convince a federal judge to block them.

On Friday, Judge James Jones for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia declined to issue either ...Read More

Army Corps moves to split utilities from streamlined permits

Ariel Wittenberg,
E&E News reporterPublished: Tuesday, August
4, 2020

The Army Corps of Engineers is proposing to separate oil
and gas pipelines from its streamlined permits for utilities — a move that
follows a court battle over the program. Nationwide permits allow waterways and
wetlands to be dredged and filled if there will be minimal impacts to the
environment. Since 1977, Nationwide ...Read More

Sixth District Determines Demolition of Trestle Bridge Did Not Require Supplemental CEQA Review for Reissuing Expired Streambed Alteration Agreement

The Sixth District Court of Appeal denied a CEQA
petition in the case Willow Glen Trestle Conservancy v. City of San Jose
(2020) 49 Cal.App.5th 127 (rehearing denied June 9, 2020). The controversy in
this case began when the City of San Jose approved demolition of the Willow
Glen Railroad Trestle via a mitigated negative declaration in 2014. At ...Read More

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