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Calaveras meeting tonight could affect the future of the Mokelumne River

Monday, August 28, 6 pm, Mokelumne Hill Town Hall Calaveras County water districts will hold a public meeting tonight to preview their new Mokelumne River “water needs study.” The meeting will be held at the Mokelumne Hill Town Hall at 6 pm. The study is intended to influence the State of California’s Mokelumne River Wild and Scenic suitability study, which is now underway. The state study was mandated by the passage of AB... Read More

Water Deeply Talks: Water and Cannabis in California

Cannabis cultivation in California – legal and illegal – can come at a cost to local water and wildlife. Water Deeply talks to experts about the impacts and upcoming state regulations. Read Article from Water Deeply  Read More

Panel discussion on PG&E settlement money

On September 6th from 6-8 at the Mountain Ranch Town Hall, a panel of professionals will provide information, hold a group conversation, and answer questions from the audience on the topics of estate planning, financial planning, and tax questions with an emphasis on how to handle sudden money that may have come to people from insurance settlements or PG&E lawsuits.  This is part of the ongoing effort by the MR Community Club, MR Resource Center,... Read More

Calaveras Auditor Says Sheriff Misspent Cannabis Funds

County Auditor says the Sheriff’s Department has misspent some of those $3.7 million in fees from people who wanted to grow medical cannabis. Read article at CAP radio  Read More

Legal Planet New Study: California Climate Policies Bringing Over $9 Billion And 41,000 Jobs To Southern California’s Inland Empire

With the legislature just passing a landmark extension of cap-and-trade through 2030 by a supermajority vote, attention now turns to implementing the state’s major climate programs to achieve the ambitious climate goals for that year and beyond. Read article in Legal Planet  Read More

California Supreme Court Issues Split Decision in CEQA Preemption Case

The first case  (Friends of the Eel River v. North Coast Railroad Authority.) in the 47-year history of CEQA in which the California Supreme Court has been called upon to decide whether that bedrock state environmental statute is preempted by federal law. Read in Legal Planet  Read More

House Bill Redirects River Flows From Fish to Farms

A bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives would loosen restrictions on Delta water diversions, halt restoration projects and weaken the Endangered Species Act. Read article in Water Deeply  Read More

Carbon Farming: California Focus on Soil to Meet Climate, Water Goals

A pioneering program in California aims to sequester carbon, improve water resources and boost plant growth, by treating the soil beneath farmers’ and ranchers’ feet as part of a living system. Read article in Water Deeply  Read More

California Poised to Step Up on Wetlands Where Trump Steps Out

A few days after the Trump administration officially proposed rolling back the “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule, the California Water Resources Control Board proposed a new rule package that could present even tougher wetland protections. Read summary and other links  Read More

Debris cleanup letters sent out to Calaveras Residents

Letters relating to Butte Fire cleanup costs are creating some confusion among Calaveras residents. The letters ask property owners how much they were paid by insurance companies for debris cleanup. Read article in Calaveras Enterprise  Read More

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