Category Archives: Reaves’ Articles

Green Chamber Says No to Keystone, Dirty Fuels (SD U-T) 12-29-11

Reprinted from the San Diego Union Tribune, December 29, 2011 By John Reaves and Ryan Ginard TransCanada has proposed the 1,702-mile, $7 billion Keystone XL pipeline (“KXL”), designed to carry an additional 830,000 barrels per day of tar sand oil … Continue reading

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Rep. Pete Stark introduces H.B. 3242, Save Our Climate Act

California Democratic House member, Pete Stark, has introduced a bill that seeks to place a price on carbon — $10 added each year per ton of carbon product that will be burned and emit carbon dioxide. That fee is applied … Continue reading

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20-Point National Environmental Agenda (1-9-09)

January 9, 2009 20-Point National Environmental Agenda by John Reaves 1) CHARGE A “REVENUE NEUTRAL” CARBON TAX/FEE. * Charging a price for carbon emissions (i.e., a carbon tax) allows us to make an “honest” assessment of the social cost of carbon. … Continue reading

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Reasons for No on Prop. 23 (7-10-10)

July 14, 2010 NO ON “DIRTY OIL” INITIATIVE TO SUSPEND THE CLEAN ENERGY LAW (AB 32). Texas has a saying, “Don’t mess with Texas,” that started as an anti-litter campaign. So why are Texas oil companies Valero and Tesoro messing … Continue reading

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BUILDING IN AN AGE OF GLOBAL WARMING AND WATER SHORTAGES (4-2-08)

April 2, 2008 BUILDING IN AN AGE OF GLOBAL WARMING AND WATER SHORTAGES, by John Reaves Evidence of global warming is both real and alarming. By AB 32 (Global WarmingSolutions Act of 2006) and other laws, California has taken the … Continue reading

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READING BETWEEN THE LINES: WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL DATA PROVIDED BY A SELLER OF CONTAMINATED PROPERTY. (2007)

READING BETWEEN THE LINES: WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN ENVIRONMENTAL DATA PROVIDED BY A SELLER OF CONTAMINATED PROPERTY. By John Reaves The phrase, “caveat emptor,” or buyer beware, has never applied with greater force thanto the purchase of contaminated property. … Continue reading

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DEVELOPING BROWNFIELDS:TOOLS FOR TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS AND DEVELOPERS TO BETTER ASSESS RISK (12-7-05)

DEVELOPING BROWNFIELDS:TOOLS FOR TRANSACTIONAL LAWYERS AND DEVELOPERS TOBETTER ASSESS RISK PRESENTED TO THE SDCBA REAL PROPERTYAND ENVIRONMENTAL LAW/LAND USE SECTIONS DECEMBER 7, 2005 I . A ssessing site history.Typical first avenues:Phase 1.Learn as much as possible about site and neighboring … Continue reading

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The Creeping Case of Mold (6-12-02)

The Creeping Case of Mold, by John Reaves June 12, 2002 Mold, a type of fungi, has been attacking the world since its inception and helping recycleorganic materials. More than 100,000 types have been identified, of which 1,000 are common … Continue reading

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HOW AND WHY LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES’ STORMWATER PERMIT, TMDLs ANDENFORCEMENT WILL AFFECT SMALL BUSINESSES. (2000)

HOW AND WHY LOCAL MUNICIPALITIES’ STORMWATER PERMIT, TMDLs ANDENFORCEMENT WILL AFFECT SMALL BUSINESSES. By John Reaves 2000 The winds of change are blowing into San Diego. A decade ago, few foresaw thatregulation of storm water runoff would precipitate such change. … Continue reading

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