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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.

BEC in the News

September 17, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:They gathered at two locations, Hooker Oak Park and the Annie K. Bidwell Parlor. From there they were sent to creeks throughout the city and picked up the trash they saw.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 17, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:With buckets, gloves and trash pickers in hand, hundreds of volunteers set out to accomplish one task on SaturdayTags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 6, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Stating opposition to the project or the EIR’s adequacy were representatives of Butte Environmental Council, AltaCal Audubon Society and recognized environmental advocates such as Stemen and John Merz, the latter of whom suggested lower-income housing be brought into the mix.
Many, such as Natalie Carter of BEC, encouraged the city to delay the project and require more studies on the project’s impact, including the protected species and property hydrology.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

BEC News Interests

September 10, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The structure of the agencies being established to manage the groundwater beneath Butte County is made clear by two items before the Butte County Board of Supervisors Tuesday.There are hearings scheduled on both JPA approvals: Wyandotte Creek at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday and Vina at 9:40 a.m. Comment will be taken from the public on both proposals.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 5, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:A plan to reduce environmental roadblocks to development on Butte County is moving forward again after a hiatus of more than a year.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

September 5, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Over the next two years, more than 100 groundwater sustainability agencies in California will have to hammer out a plan to make their groundwater basins sustainable.But as mangers in many areas work to combat decades of over-pumping, they face a major dilemma: In dividing the groundwater pie to avoid overuse, they can’t change Byzantine groundwater rights that date as far back as 1903.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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