Moscone Center, sandbagging and the Yellow Pages

October 17, 2012

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  • The Moscone Center in San Francisco becomes first West Coast convention center to achieve LEED status as an existing building [Curbed SF]
  • San Francisco Supervisor Scott Weiner wants to change the state CEQA process to avoid last minute “sandbag” tactics that delay projects. [San Francisco Business Times]
  • Environmental groups sue the state of California to require environmental review before allowing oil and gas companies to frack. [San Francisco Chronicle]
  • U.S. Ninth District strikes down Seattle law banning Yellow Pages, which could have impact on San Francisco’s similar law, meant to curb waste. [San Francisco Examiner]
  • Will Mount Umunhum in the South Bay keep its iconic military radar tower, as the MidPeninsula Regional Park District takes over the land? [San Jose Mercury News]
  • Sonoma farmers press for less environmental regulation and more collaboration to achieve sustainability goals. [Santa Rosa Press Democrat]
  • U.S. 9th District concerned that CA greenhouse gas law harms Midwest producers by favoring cleaner CA industries. [San Jose Mercury News]
About the Author

Alison Hawkes was a Bay Nature editor from 2011-2017. Before Bay Nature she worked in journalism for more than a decade as a former newspaper reporter turned radio producer turned web editor with each rendition bringing her closer to her dream of covering environmental issues. She co-founded Way Out West, a site dedicated to covering Bay Area environmental news.