San Bernardino General Plan update – Renewable Energy and Conservation Element

This week’s analysis for Defenders focuses on the General Plan update currently underway for San Bernardino County. We found that the new proposed renewable energy development criteria seem to generally push development toward low-conservation-value lands, in the county. Defenders generally supports the updates, but continues to advocate for better protection of Mohave ground squirrel, which […]

RCA and RCIS Guidelines Overview

Attended this as audience member, to gain insight into the latest guidelines for this new conservation framework, that recently became available to local governments as a tool in their toolbox. Informational meeting on the new Regional Conservation Investment Strategies Program, on June 21, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM. We will present the California Department […]

R.16-02-007: 2nd Webinar on the IRP Staff Proposal

http://www.cpuc.ca.gov/irp_proposal/ On behalf of Defenders of Wildlife, I attended this workshop and submitted public comments and reply comments, coordinated with the other environmental NGOs (Sierra Club/Earthjustice, NRDC, EDF, UCS). Second informational webinar on the Proposal for Implementing Integrated Resource Planning at the CPUC (i.e., “IRP Staff Proposal”) on June 7, 2017, from 3:00pm to 5:00pm […]