Energy News for February 20, 2015

Fuel Fix: Oil exports would strengthen output, investment, jobs, exec says Industry Week: U.S. shale boom to continue over next 20 years, BP says Rigzone: Survey: Most oil, gas CEOs see more threats to their companies’ growth Oil & Gas Journal: NGL Energy Partners to expand Grand Mesa oil pipeline capacity POLITICO Morning Energy for 2/20/2015 By Darius Dixon, […]

California Water & Drought News for February 20, 2015

Lodi News-Sentinel: State Water Resources Control Board requires more information from water rights holders eSan Joaquin: Water chief says ‘mistaken’ on environmental impacts Capital Public Radio: Residents, Farmers Describe Drought Impacts At Marathon State Water Resources Hearing Merced Sun-Star: Report: Central Valley leads nation in falling groundwater levels; crisis blamed on almonds and drought City Journal: The Scorching of California […]

Transportation News for February 20, 2015

Double-decker bus to be tested on routes in East Bay San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area’s riskiest on-ramps keep hearts racing San Francisco Chronicle Build required S.F. affordable housing here, Oakland mayor says San Francisco Chronicle Gas prices jump after Torrance refinery explosion Los Angeles Times   POLITICO Morning Transportation for 2/20/2015 By Heather Caygle, with help […]

Biggest Drop Since ’09 Hits U.S. Ports as West Coast Suffers

Biggest Drop Since ’09 Hits U.S. Ports as West Coast Suffers (Bloomberg) by Jeanna Smialek (Bloomberg) — A labor dispute at West Coast ports is dragging on industries from retail to manufacturing, creating a hurdle for the U.S. economic expansion. The union representing about 20,000 members in 29 ports has been locked in contract negotiations since May. […]

Transportation News for February 19, 2015

POLITICO By Heather Caygle With help from Kevin Robillard OPEN SEASON ON OPEN SKIES: Congress may not be in town this week but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t any transpo drama – the fight over Open Skies has kicked into overdrive. Kevin has more: “What started as a relative skirmish between American airlines and […]

Energy News for February 19, 2015

POLITICO By Darius Dixon With help from Alex Guillén and Elana Schor BLAST ROCKS EXXON MOBIL REFINERY, INJURES FOUR: One fireball this week just wasn’t enough. An explosion and fire ripped through a gasoline processing unit at an Exxon Mobil refinery in Torrance, Calif., yesterday, Reuters reports. In a statement, Exxon Mobil said that all […]

California Water & Drought News for February 19, 2015

U.S. Drought Monitor Marketplace.org: In the fight for water, it’s North versus South News 10: NorCal vs SoCal: Battle over Delta water intensifies KCRA: Scientists fly laser-equipped plane to measure Sierra snowpack LAObserved: Uh oh: Yosemite. 8,000 feet. February. No snow Monterey County Now: County water agency fields many complaints about doing too little – and too much Bay City […]

California Water & Droughts News for February 18, 2015

An Encore of California Drought Crisis — Only Worse California’s drought, and recent trends, may pale beside our probable future California water officials eyeing new drought restrictions Weather service predicts wet March in California Fishermen, Delta Leaders Protest Move to “Destroy Salmon” The Ridiculously Resilient Ridge Returns; typical winter conditions still nowhere to be found […]

Transportation News for February 18, 2015

Bill to require bike helmets intrigues but needs work San Francisco Chronicle BART to develop technology to protect trackside workers from trains Contra Costa Times Dick Spotswood: How many bicyclists will ride across Richmond bridge? Marin Independent Journal POLITICO Morning Transportation for 2/18/2015  By Heather Caygle, With help from Kathryn A. Wolfe and Kevin Robillard BIDEN, […]

West Coast Port Woes could Hurt U.S. Companies for Months

Bloomberg: West Coast port woes could hurt U.S. companies for months