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EHL Newsletter • Fall 2014
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Another setback for Foothill toll road

On September 23, 2014, the State Water Quality Control Board upheld the legal basis for the Regional Water Board’s denial of a water quality permit and provided guidance for finalizing that decision.
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CAL FIRE Vegetation Treatment Program to be revised
As a consequence of EHL’s marshaling of scientific evidence, a peer review panel issued a critical report on the Vegetation Treatment Program, triggering a revision.
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Los Angeles County General Plan Update makes uneven progress
In reducing densities in habitat lands and in expanding Significant Ecological Areas, the Update is on the right track. But the draft ordinance to protect these resources remains severely flawed.
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EHL comments on bad endangered species regulations
In response to ill-conceived new regulations proposed by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to implement the Endangered Species Act, EHL pointed out ways to improve.
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Poetry by Jess Morton


Yesterday, lured to a hill’s heights, I looked
           where the Sun

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