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Just before Christmas, the White House Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) published revised draft guidance intended to direct federal agencies on when and how to consider the effects of greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions and climate change when evaluating the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 […]