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The Butte Environmental Council (BEC) is a non-profit environmental organization based in Butte County, California. Our mission is to protect and defend the land, air and water of Butte County and the surrounding region through action, advocacy and education.  BEC was formed in 1975 and for over 40 years, BEC has had a significant voice in shaping the environment and policies of Butte County and beyond.

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November 30, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The Resource Conservation District of Tehama County and Butte Environmental Council will host a Rainwater Catchment System workshop Saturday.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

November 26, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Butte Environmental Council said that groundwater contamination will likely not happen right away, but they do recommend getting it tested.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

November 26, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Interview With Natalie Carter: Upcoming Rain Poses Risk To Juvenile Salmon In Butte CreekTags: no_tagby: ndcarter

BEC News Interests

November 26, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Chico Creek, which once welcomed home 30,000 salmon each fall, will be lucky to have 10,000 return this year, Oleyar said, and low flows have forced fish to concentrate in the main channel instead of dispersing into spawning habitat higher in the watershed. Lost Creek, an upper tributary of Chico, has had about 100 fish when it would usually have thousands.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

October 10, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The chief item that irks many critics is $750 million to repair the Friant-Kern Canal and the Madera Canal, which run across about 200 miles of the San Joaquin Valley from Chowchilla to Bakersfield. The canals are critical for irrigating farms and have been damaged by years of farmers over-pumping groundwater, which has led to the ground sinking.
Critics say the farmers should pick up the bill for the canals.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

October 9, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Doug Obegi, an attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council, described how this could affect Sites: “When the water board adopts new standards for Delta outflow and Sacramento River inflows to the Delta, that would limit the periods of time when Sites could be diverting. It would significantly reduce the yield of the project.”Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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