Public Comment Period extended to November 14th for Clean Water Proposal

The USEPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have announced an extension of the proposed rule (Waters of the United States) to clarify protection under the Clean Water Act for streams and wetlands. A copy of the announcement can be viewed here. EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have always maintained that […]

California Water & Drought News for October 6, 2014

Los Angeles Times: In virtual mega-drought, California avoids defeat Los Angeles Times: Subsurface water intakes feasible for desalination plant, study finds Fresno Bee: Could those empty Valley reservoirs fill up in one winter? Guardian Liberty Voice: California Heat and Drought Plumas County Newspapers: Sierra Nevada forest health in rapid decline, drought adds fuel to the fire USA Today: NASA images show California’s […]

Transportation, Trade & Movement of Goods News for October 6, 2014

Long Beach Press Telegram: Long Beach Rep. Alan Lowenthal introduces freight projects funding bill Business Standard: Manufactured goods and trading goods should not get mixed up Sacramento Bee: Dan Walters Daily: Bay Bridge failures cast doubt on high-speed rail  Sacramento Bee: Concerned about safety, California to inspect railroad bridges for first time  San Francisco Examiner: SF’s waterfront land […]

ACWA Comment Letter on Groundwater Rule

Click here to view ACWA’s comment letter regarding the US Forest Service’s proposed groundwater rule.

California Water & Drought News for October 3, 2014

Associated Press: Environmentalists divided over water projects New York Times: With Dry Taps and Toilets, California Drought Turns Desperate Los Angeles Times: California dairy farmers struggling to survive prolonged drought Sacramento Bee: California drought prompting extraordinary measures to protect salmon Los Angeles Times: Satellite images reveal shocking groundwater loss in California The Desert Sun: Drought Monitor: Minor improvement in Del Norte […]

Bay Delta Conservation Plan eNewletter for October 3, 2014: The Bay Delta Conservation Plan Benefits the Ecosystem

October 3, 2014   The Bay Delta Conservation Plan Benefits the Ecosystem The Bay Delta Conservation Plan offers a holistic approach to improve the ecological health of the imperiled Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, one that is rooted in biological goals and objectives. It is a significant departure from previous state and federal efforts to address one […]

A Complete Guide to the Future of U.S. Freight Movement

A Complete Guide to the Future of U.S. Freight Movement The future holds more and more stuff to be transported—and infrastructure will have to change drastically to accommodate our appetites. Read the full article here at citylab.com

Energy News for October 3, 2014

The Washington Times:Report: U.S. should approve Keystone XL, strengthen ties with Canada, Mexico Reuters: ExxonMobil exec: Increase exports of crude, LNG Bloomberg: Goldman: Global LNG projects face weak demand growth, U.S. output surge      

Final Drinking Water Permit Issuance for the proposed Statewide National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Drinking Water Systems Discharges to Waters of the United States:

This is a message from the State Water Resources Control Board. The State Water Board is releasing for public review the following revised draft documents related to the proposed Statewide National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Drinking Water Systems Discharges to Waters of the United States:   (1)    Final Draft Resolution (with tracked changes […]

Port of San Francisco Executive Director Monique Moyer Speaking at International Trade Breakfast

     US import and export supply chain strategies are now spanning more countries than ever encouraging companies to become more international in order to drive their future growth. For businesses to compete internationally, they must save time and achieve working capital efficiencies. Speakers This event will answer the critical questions inherent in these goals: How […]