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New 30-Year U.S. Fish & Wildlife Permit an Innovative Win for Environment, System Reliability (3:42)

Partners: Pacific Gas and Electric Company

California tiger salamander. Photo courtesy of Adam G. Clause.
Overview: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently issued Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) an incidental take permit for the company's Bay Area Habitat Conservation Plan Operations and Maintenance (HCP). The HCP includes strategies to avoid, minimize, and offset potential direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of PG&E's operations, maintenance, and minor new construction activities on 32 species federally endangered and threatened species in the San Francisco Bay area.

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