Archives for January 16, 2015

CHARTERS in the ESEA Re-authorization Bill!!!

Scott Walker’s Plan to Pri­va­tize Schools An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge “After cut­ting a bil­lion dol­lars from edu­ca­tion, Scott Walk­er and his GOP friends have achieved the goal sink­ing the edu­ca­tion­al poten­tial of Wis­con­sin Schools. On their first day back in ses­sion, Assem­bly Repub­li­cans seek­ing a free mar­ket solu­tion have intro­duced a bill guar­an­tee­ing the […]

Proposed water quality rules may limit ag activities

A new effort to reg­u­late graz­ing and its poten­tial impacts on water qual­i­ty has Cal­i­for­nia ranch­ers con­cerned new rules could lim­it their food pro­duc­tion activ­i­ties and yield lit­tle envi­ron­men­tal ben­e­fits. State water reg­u­la­tors launched a series of pub­lic lis­ten­ing ses­sions around the state dur­ing Jan­u­ary to solic­it pub­lic com­ments before devel­op­ing a new “Graz­ing Reg­u­la­to­ry […]

Greenhouse Gases “Rise” in Importance for NEPA Reviews –National Environmental Policy Act

Just before Christ­mas, the White House Coun­cil on Envi­ron­men­tal Qual­i­ty (“CEQ”) pub­lished revised draft guid­ance intend­ed to direct fed­er­al agen­cies on when and how to con­sid­er the effects of green­house gas (“GHG”) emis­sions and cli­mate change when eval­u­at­ing the envi­ron­men­tal effects of pro­posed agency actions under the Nation­al Envi­ron­men­tal Pol­i­cy Act (“NEPA”).  Con­sid­er­a­tion of cli­mate change is […]

Beware ESEA Re-authorization!

To come up for a vote by end of March! An Alert by Ani­ta Hoge This was the plan all along.… The House passed their ver­sion of the re-autho­riza­­­tion in July 2013. The Sen­ate had their ver­sion come out of com­mit­tee last year (HR 5 and SB 1094). Plus, Repub­li­cans put amend­ments that allowed CHOICE […]