The Stormwater Compliance Paradox

  October 13, 2016

“Albina Triangle.” Green Streets RSS. The City of Portland, Oregon, n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016.  Regulatory compliance has been the goal for stormwater management since combined sewer overflows became the focus of regulation in the 1980s and Municipal Separated Storm Sewer (MS4) permits in the 1990s and 2000s. The compliance threshold has been to demonstrate… Read more »

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EI Leads Stormwater Cost-Benefit Analysis for City of San Diego

  October 3, 2016

San Diego’s coastline and water resources are crucial to its attractiveness and economic vitality. Yet, the initial estimate to meet beach and stream water quality standards for bacteria exceeded $3 billion. Environmental Incentives is leading the team to evaluate the economic benefits from improving water quality, including recreation, increased property values and reduced health care… Read more »

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Name Your Price for Conservation

  September 29, 2016

At what price would you do a conservation project on your land? This is the question that ranchers from Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon and Canada cattlemen’s and stock growers associations answered recently at a side event to the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting hosted by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Denver,… Read more »

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BLM and permittees want to use the Conservation Credit System to offset unavoidable impacts

  July 5, 2016

On June 24, 2016, BLM released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the proposed Bald Mountain Mine North and South Operations Area Projects (Bald Mountain Project). In the FEIS, as reported by the Elko Daily Free Press, the project proponent, Kinross Mining Inc., committed to purchasing between 5,251 …

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