Projects

Project membership is a hands-on experience. Members attend regular meetings to analyze issues, strategize on policy, and direct CCEEB activity on legislative and regulatory affairs. CCEEB positions are based on consensus — each member has as much influence as the next, and no block can force a position through a majority vote. Our projects succeed because our focus is concentrated and our expertise unmatched.

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Air Project
The Air Quality and Transportation Project tackles statewide regulatory and legislative issues affecting stationary and mobile sources of air emissions, and transportation efficiency. This project also addresses issues related to environmental justice and CEQA.

Bay Area Partnership
The Bay Area Partnership works closely with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District on local and regional air issues including permitting, stationary source control measures, CEQA review, the development of air plans, incentive and grant programs, and reducing impacts in burdened communities.

South Coast Air Project
The South Coast Air Project helps to find ways to implement and continuously improve air quality programs in southern California by working directly with the South Coast Air Quality Management District as well as the state legislature, EPA and the state air board. Focus is  on permitting challenges, updates to the RECLAIM program, the development of air plans, climate change and energy planning, and reducing impacts in burdened communities.

Climate Change Project
The Climate Change Project was launched in 2008 to assist with the design and implementation of AB 32 and other climate change policies. Key priorities include: designing a regulatory structure that effectively balances command-and-control regulations with market-based measures; creating accurate and comprehensive emission inventories and clear and consistent reporting protocols; and ensuring California’s framework is consistent with local, national, and international efforts.

Water, Waste and Chemistry Project
The Waste and Water Quality Project engages in legislative and regulatory activity relating to waste, hazardous materials, and water quality, working closely with the State Water Resources Control Board, the Department of Toxic and Substance Control, and legislative leaders. Examples of key issues include green chemistry, basin plans and TMDLs, and fees.

Water Quality Task Force
A special project that seeks to complement resource alignment efforts at the State Water Board; focus is on changing processes at the State and regional water boards in order to prioritize actions, make more efficient use of limited resources, and improve water quality outcomes.

California Environmental Dialogue
Sustained, confidential dialogue with the state’s top environmental leaders and regulators to develop innovative policy solutions. The CED currently consists of a Plenary and two working groups: the Clean Air Dialogue, which meets monthly in Sacramento; and the Long View Committee, which meets bi-monthly in San Francisco. The Plenary meets four times per year for two-day dialogue sessions. Current CED topics include mobile source emissions reductions, the water-energy-climate nexus, and climate change mitigation and adaptation and issues related to the California Environmental Quality Act. Membership is by invitation only. Visit www.cedlink.org for more information.