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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

February 9, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Councilwoman Ann Schwab was concerned because the parcel in question is home to the Butte Environmental Council’s Humboldt Community Garden, which would have to move. As such, Schwab made a motion to accept the proposal with an amendment directing the city to help relocate the garden, if possible, which passed unanimously.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

January 23, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:Shasta Environmental Alliance will be featuring Natalie Carter, Executive Director of Butte Environmental Council (BEC) on Wednesday, January 24, 6 pm at Redding Public Library, 1100 Parkview Ave.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

January 17, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The commissioners also heard grant request presentations from a variety of local organizations and events. Grant requests were heard from kids fishing events in Chico, Oroville, Gridley, and two kids events in Paradise. Additional applicants included the Barry R. Kirshner Wildlife foundation, Butte Environmental Council, Chico State Research Foundation, North Valley Community Foundation, Gaines & Associates, Paradise Bow Hunters, and Troop 2 Boy Scouts. Final grant approvals and amounts will be given out at the commission’s Feb. 6 meeting in Chico.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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January 30, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The White House has drafted a proposal to scale back environmental requirements in an effort to make it easier to construct roads, bridges and pipelines across the countryCritics of the administration said the proposal outlined in the document would gut key environmental protections in laws dating to the 1970s, such as the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

January 29, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:All 11 water project applications from around the state under review by the commission have scored less than one or even zero on their public benefit ratios, said state Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula, D-Fresno. That includes the proposed Sites Reservoir project in Northern California.

A score of one or greater is considered the minimum needed to be awarded money.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

January 17, 2018

Highlights and Sticky Notes:The embattled California Department of Water Resources (DWR) announced Wednesday the appointment of a new director, Karla NemethNemeth’s appointment comes in the wake of the release of a scathing independent report of the agency’s handling of the Oroville Dam spillway disaster. The report said a flawed safety culture and “long-term and systemic failures” contributed to the disaster that resulted in the evacuation of 188,000 people on an hour’s notice from Butte, Yuba and Sutter counties in February 2017.Eric Koch, who has served in numerous leadership roles at DWR over the past decade, will serve in this new role effective today and will oversee the Division of Flood Management and the Division of Safety of Dams.The second position, Deputy Director for Integrated Water Management and Multi-Benefit Programs, will focus on long-range planning and integrated water management, as well as local water supply sustainability and DWR’s EcoRestore Program.Finally, DWR is consolidating responsibilities for management of the newly established Executive Sustainable Groundwater Management Program with Deputy Director for Special Initiatives Taryn Ravazzini.Tags: no_tagby: ndcarter

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