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DRECP Final EIS and Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment Released

On Tuesday, November 10th, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and California Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird announced the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for Phase I of the Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan (DRECP). As stated in the news release issued by the lead and responsible agencies, […]

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Being Prepared for El Niño

Meteorologists have forecasted a strong El Niño event for the 2014-2015 rain year. It is always important to be ready for a high precipitation season due to the potential flooding, erosion, and damage that may occur. To reduce erosion and prevent storm damage to exposed hillsides or project facilities, Aspen Environmental Group recommends early planning and the deployment of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to […]

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Ashley Spalding and Catherine Elder Present at CRRI Conference (Paper Included)

As part of their continuing research in market behavior, Aspen’s Ashley Spalding and Catherine Elder, part of the Energy Resource Economics group, recently presented a paper they co-wrote entitled, “Disruptive Technologies in the Cable TV and Electric Utility Industries” at the Rutgers Center for Research in Regulated Industries Western Conference. This paper highlights the parallels between the introduction and impact of potentially disruptive technologies in the cable television and electric utilities industries. Both cable television and electric utilities are facing increasing competition in the form of new technologies. While, relatively new and with only a small portion of “early adopter” customers currently abandoning the cable TV and electric utility system in favor of these technologies, they have the potential to act […]

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Aspen VP Susan Lee Part of Independent Panel That Published Report on Huntington Beach Desal Project

Aspen Vice President Susan Lee, as part of the Independent Scientific Technical Advisory Panel (ISTAP), helped write the Draft Subsurface Intake Feasibility Report (Phase 2) for the Proposed Poseidon Desalination Facility. This report evaluates the different intake methods for the Huntington Beach desalination facility. The public comment period for the report will run through September 10, 2015. […]

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Recently Enacted Assembly Bill 52 and Its Effect On The CEQA Process

The goal of AB 52 is to promote the involvement of California Native American Tribes in the decision-making process when it comes to identifying and developing mitigation for impacts to resources of importance to their culture. To reach this goal, the bill establishes a formal role for tribes in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) process. […]

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Aspen Headquarters Building Receives Silver LEED Certification

Aspen Environmental Group is dedicated to the reduction of our environmental and energy footprint and imparting values of sustainability. Aspen’s headquarters office, located in Agoura Hills, California, was recently formally recognized for these efforts and given the Silver level LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council […]

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Draft Environmental Impact Report for Well Stimulation in CA Released

On January 14 2015, the California Department of Conservation, through its Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR), published the highly anticipated Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIP) titled “Analysis of Oil and Gas Well Stimulation Treatments in California.”

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