CleanTECH San Diego Hosts California Secretary for Natural Resources
On Nov. 14, CleanTECH San Diego hosted California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird as part of its Leadership Series. Secretary Laird joined CleanTECH San Diego members to discuss the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and Southern California water issues.
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan is a comprehensive conservation strategy aimed at protecting dozens of species of fish and wildlife, while permitting the reliable operation of California’s two biggest water delivery projects. As a joint effort of state and federal agencies preparing the BDCP, the recent shutdown of the federal government and associated staff furloughs have delayed the development, review, and ultimately the release of the Public Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) and Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS).
The Public Draft BDCP and EIR/EIS are scheduled for release on Dec. 13, 2013 for 120 days of formal review. To submit public comments, visit the BDCP.
Special thanks to Darren Morgan at Cushman & Wakefield for hosting this event.
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