Tag: State Budget

How SB 4 Will End Up Taxing the Oil and Gas Industry and Even California’s Consumers: Looming Fee Hikes Will Cover State Water Resources Control Board’s Budget Needs, New Staff Positions

Most of the media has been consumed with talk of a proposed severance tax on oil and gas production, but meanwhile in Sacramento another tax on oil and gas production is being poised to take effect — funding requests to implement SB 4.  The State Water Resources Control Board (“SWRCB”) is asking for more than … Continue Reading

Governor Brown Outlines Budget Priorities for CalEPA and Natural Resources Agency

Governor Brown released a summary of his proposed 2014-2015 budget this week, including details on proposed environmental protection and natural resources spending.  The Governor’s budget provides $3.6 billion in funding for the California Environmental Protection Agency, including $3.1 billion in State funds and $54 million from the General Fund.  Proposed funding of CalEPA programs include:  $850 million … Continue Reading
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