Bank of the West Daily Update for February 15, 2018

Industrial Production Slips While Core Producer Price Gains Accelerate Bank of the West Daily Update Industrial production unexpectedly dipped -0.1% in January and December’s gain was revised lower to 0.4% from an originally reported 0.9%.  Manufacturing production was unchanged, while utilities production growth slowed from 4.6% in December to 0.6%, and mining production declined 1.0% […]

Energy News for February 15, 2018

          Washington Examiner: Conservatives oppose Trump over gas tax hike Reuters: Oil rises towards $65 on Saudi commitment to curb output, weak dollar Reuters: Marathon Oil profit beats forecasts on rising crude, cost cuts Houston Chronicle: Gulf Coast LNG exports soon expected to dominate global market Greentech Media: DOE Forms a New Office Dedicated to ‘Energy […]

California Water News for February 15, 2018

Gilroy Dispatch: No rain may not mean a drought — yet Los Angeles Times: Even with pledges to fight global warming, you’d better brace yourself for more extreme weather Maven’s Notebook: CAL WATER FIX: Metropolitan Committee discusses the possible staged construction of the project KPCC: 5 things to know about the plan to ship water to Southern California Action […]

2018 State of the Port of Oakland

  Port of Oakland boss tells audience ‘This is our time’               

Energy News for February 14, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Why U.S. Oil Drillers Are Flooding the World The Conversation: Air pollution from industrial shutdowns and startups worse than thought The Hill: Obama energy secretary named to utility giant’s board Utility Dive: McIntyre praises Perry, previews pipeline review and PURPA reform Reuters: In Trump’s first year, U.S. agency doubles solar investments abroad Bloomberg: Tesla’s China Dream Threatened […]

California Water News for February 14, 2018 State: Delta tunnels a good investment Sacramento Bee: A ‘water grab’? Southern California water agency eyes possible control of Delta tunnels project Mercury News: California drought: Water conservation slipping statewide as dry weather returns Water Online: U.S. EPA Awards $173.5M For California Drinking Water And Wastewater Projects Fact-Check: As MWD’s tunnels tab continues to increase, water deliveries could […]

Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for February 13, 2018

        SUBSCRIBE TO THE PRINT EDITION           INSIDE PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE      Rhetoric   By Chris Philips,  Managing Editor     A draft proposal released by the Trump administration includes 47 potential Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) oil and gas lease sales, including 19 off the coast of Alaska […]

San Francisco Residents Support Bond to Fix Seawall, Poll Shows

SF residents support big bond to fix seawall, poll finds San Francisco Chronicle Nearly three-quarters of San Francisco voters would support a bond measure of up to $500 million to improve the city’s disintegrating seawall, a piece of infrastructure that is largely unseen but that experts say is of vital importance in protecting the city against major […]

Small Business Optimism Index Sees Increase in January 2018

NFIB Small Business Optimism Jumps to 106.9 in January – Stock and Dollar Selloff Resumes Treasuries Rally Bank of the West Daily Update Today, the National Federation of Independent Business posted a solid increase in their small business optimism index to 106.9 in January. This is the second highest reading on this small business confidence […]

President Trump Proposes Big Changes to NEPA for Nation’s Infrastructure Needs

Trump proposes sweeping changes to NEPA Nick Sobczyk, E&E News reporter Published: Monday, February 12, 2018 President Trump today proposed big changes to the National Environmental Policy Act as part of his program to overhaul the nation’s infrastructure. The plan, formally released this morning, includes $200 billion of new spending to be paid for by cuts […]