Environment and Natural Resources Publications

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CEQA: Making It Work Better

March 20, 1997 - We make recommendations for improving CEQA, potentially at a lower cost to both the public and private sectors.

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Analysis of the 1997-98 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 18, 1997 - Analysis of the 1997-98 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

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California's New Earthquake Program

January 1, 1997 - Earthquake insurance is now available to California homeowners and renters under a new system that was established through legislation enacted in 1995 and 1996. This legislation created the California Earthquake Authority (CEA} and provided a means for the CEA to pool various sources of finances to underwrite earthquake insurance sold by insurance companies that agree to participate in the new system.

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(1) The Bay Delta: A Key to Solving California’s Water Problem, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

September 23, 1996 - (1) The Bay Delta: A Key to Solving California’s Water Problem, and (2) Economic and Revenue Developments

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The Bay-Delta: A Key to Solving California's Water Problem

June 3, 1996 - The Department of Water Resources concluded in its 1994 California Water Plan Update that California's annual water supplies are generally adequate to meet current demand in "normal" (nondrought) years. However, the department forecasts a shortage in the year 2000 for California's water users as a group (domestic, industrial, agricultural, and environmental) that will increase in subsequent years. The projected shortage results both from factors that reduce supply and those that increase demand. Among the most important factors reducing water supply for nonenvironmental users are recent federal limits on water diversions in order to protect fish and wildlife habitat. Projected population growth adds most to future increases in demand.

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Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 21, 1996 - Analysis of the 1996-97 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

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Plans Needed for Conservation of Land Resources

February 21, 1996 - Plans Needed for Conservation of Land Resources

Handout

Funding Environmental Regulation

April 28, 1995 - Presented by Mark Newton to: University of California, Berkeley Environmental Health Policy Program Workshop On: Taxing Pesticides to Fund Environmental Management and Integrated Pest Management

Handout

Agricultural Labor Relations Board Workload

April 5, 1995 - Presented To Assembly Budget Subcommittee No.4 on State Administration - Assembly Member Willard Murray, Chair

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Agricultural Labor Relations Board Workload

March 23, 1995 - Presented To Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Subcommittee No.3 Senator Mike Thompson, Chair

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1995-96 Budget Overview Selected Departments and Capital Outlay

March 7, 1995 - Presented To Budget Subcommittee No.3 on Resources, Transportation and the Environment

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Analysis of the 1995-96 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 22, 1995 - Analysis of the 1995-96 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

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Environmental Protection Relies Heavily on Regulatory Fees

February 23, 1994 - Environmental Protection Relies Heavily on Regulatory Fees

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Environmental Programs Continue to Become More User Friendly

February 23, 1994 - Environmental Programs Continue to Become More User Friendly

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Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

February 22, 1994 - Analysis of the 1994-95 Budget Bill, Resources Chapter

Environment and Natural Resources Staff

Helen Kerstein
(916) 319-8364
Forestry, Parks, and High Speed Rail
 
Sonja Petek
(916) 319-8340
Water, Coastal Development, and Fish and Wildlife
 
Frank Jimenez
(916) 319-8324
Highways and Roads, Recycling, Agriculture, and Toxics
 
Sarah Cornett
(916) 319-8329
Air Quality, Energy, and Climate Change
 
Rachel Ehlers
(916) 319-8330
Deputy Legislative Analyst: Environment and Transportation