What a Mexican Import Tax Might Mean for West Coast Ports

Following a series of controversial proposals and the withdrawal of the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership, many are holding their breath as they await the Trump administration’s next move on trade. Trump’s proposals, such as a 20 percent tax on imports from Mexico, might not only sour our relationships with some of our […]

Transportation News for February 17, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: How SF compares with other big cities Mercury News: State senator to introduce two bills to ban or limit effectiveness of BART strikes Mercury News: Borenstein: Told you so, BART is reneging on bond promise Mercury News: Roadshow: Hitting a Bay Area pothole cost us $900 in repairs San Francisco Examiner: New California storms may interrupt train […]

Energy News for February 17, 2017

Omaha World-Herald: TransCanada files for approval of Nebraska route for Keystone XL pipeline The Wall Street Journal: TransCanada Results Beat Expectations; Company Raises Dividend The Wall Street Journal: Cenovus Energy Posts Surprise Quarterly Profit Associated Press: Minnesota Senate Approves Natural Gas Power Plant In Becker Bloomberg News: BP Weighing Upgrade of U.S. Wind Turbines to Compete With Gas UPI: Michigan meets […]

California Water and Drought News for February 17, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Oroville shows officials have focused on false choices over California’s water system          Sacramento Bee: How full are Northern California reservoirs and rivers? Los Angeles Times: Will the crisis at Oroville Dam become a catalyst for change? Los Angeles Times: Life below Oroville Dam: Stoicism, faith … and cars poised for a fast getaway Huffington Post: Lessons of Oroville: The Flood […]

Transportation News for February 16, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: Visitors driving famed Lombard Street may wind up paying San Francisco Chronicle: Debris from recent storms leads to warning for Bay Area boaters San Francisco Chronicle: ‘Complacency’ sends traffic deaths soaring in California and US East Bay Times: San Ramon agrees to put $2M toward Iron Horse Trail bridge grants The Independent: BART Pauses Planning for Dublin […]

California Water and Drought News for February 16, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Hundreds of workers rush repairs at Oroville Dam as storm approaches San Francisco Chronicle: California officials rush to drain lake as new storms begin CNN: Oroville Dam: Residents advised to remain vigilant as storm advances Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam update: Spillway continues to dump water into Feather River as storms roll in Enterprise-Record: Back into the swing […]

Energy News for February 16, 2017

Morning Consult: Tribe Leader: Government Offered ‘Check-in-the-Box’ Consultation on Pipeline The Hill: Keystone pipeline builder signs lobbyist The New York Times: A Canadian City Thrives on Gas, Like a ‘Wealthy Little Country’ Financial Times: Demand for power price cuts puts UK nuclear plants’ viability in doubt KTVZ: Walden cites Prineville power pinch in grid upgrade call UtilityDive: How federal tax reform […]

Transportation News for February 15, 2017

San Francisco Chronicle: BART wants to ask voters for bridge toll hike San Francisco Chronicle: GOP must not defund Caltrain electrification grant East Bay Times: Greening the commute: AC Transit to nearly double hydrogen fuel cell fleet Mercury News: Report: More than 55,000 US bridges structurally deficient Mercury News: Roadshow: Best highway love stories for Valentine’s Day Mercury News: Roadshow: She […]

Energy News for February 15, 2017

Financial Times: Gazprom’s pipeline ambition faces test in European courts The Wall Street Journal: Pemex Sets Euro Corporate-Debt Record With $4.49 Billion Issue The Associated Press: Maine Governor Looks to Replace Utility Regulator After Vote on Solar Rules OilPrice.com: Ukraine Not To Import Russian Electricity Despite Coal Shortage The Hill: Pipeline foes race against clock The Associated Press: Solar power plant […]

California Water and Drought News for February 15, 2017

Associated Press: Lake Oroville critical to California’s complex water system CNN: Oroville dam: Residents allowed to return as water level drops New York Times: Oroville Is a Warning for California Dams, as Climate Change Adds … Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam: Crews race to reinforce spillway before storms arrive … Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam isn’t the only piece of California flood […]