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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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January 11, 2019

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Oroville resident and local environmental activist Bill Bynum. Through his work with the Butte Environmental Council, he’s raised concerns about the possible health effects of two large fires at the Koppers site, one in 1963 and another in 1987. According to the county, the fires may have caused an airborne release of dioxins. Those chemical compounds are known to cause cancer as well as reproductive and developmental problems.Bynum said the Koppers site should not be reopened for industrial use until the potential hazards are fully understood over time.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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

BEC News Interests

January 11, 2019

Highlights and Sticky Notes:It is regarded as an indicator species, a fish that demonstrates the health of the entire Delta ecosystem.
Once the most abundant fish in the entire estuary, the population has collapsed to the point where not one fish was found in the 2018 Fall Midwater Trawl survey.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

January 2, 2019

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Many of these small property owners don’t have the money or resources to clear out and replace trees when wildfires sweep over the landscape.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

December 18, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Fortunately, the researchers concluded, the nation’s tallest dam is not in imminent danger. They don’t think earthquakes caused the fracture. Just the opposite may be true, they said.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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