Transportation News for January 6, 2015

Washington Post: Five myths about gas taxes San Francisco Chronicle: Brown lays out vision at historic 4th inauguration  San Francisco Chronicle: Protesters who blocked BART station deserve reasonable punishment  San Jose Mercury News: Gov. Jerry Brown toughens climate-change goals  Sacramento Bee: AM Alert: Brown, others to break ground on California’s high-speed rail project  Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown offers big plan to […]

California Water & Drought News for January 6, 2015

Associated Press: Californians getting latest water-saving figures Associated Press: State of the State: Gov. Jerry Brown toughens climate change goals Los Angeles Times: Jerry Brown seeks new green regulations in historic fourth term New York Times: Gov. Jerry Brown Begins Last Term With a Bold Energy Plan Modesto Bee: OID to consider plan to pay farmers to fallow pastures Paste […]

Energy News for January 6, 2015

United Press International: IHS: Global energy M&A rose 23% in 2014  Bloomberg: Analysis: Oil prices challenge U.S. shale boom as never before  The Wall Street Journal: House vote on Keystone XL bill expected Friday, McCarthy says  Politico: Senate Dems vow to propose amendments to Keystone XL bill  The Hill: Sen. Shaheen opposes attaching energy efficiency bill to Keystone XL Politico: Sens. […]

Energy News for January 5, 2015

Midland Reporter-Telegram: Falling oil prices could make case for pro-energy policies, observers say The Wall Street Journal: Energy MLPs weigh cutting payouts amid oil price decline Fuel Fix: EIA: Oil price decline to slow down U.S. drilling activity Reuters: Sen. Murkowski plans to introduce Keystone XL approval bill, spokesman says The Boston Globe: Lifting crude exports ban goes hand in […]

California Water & Drought News for January 5, 2015

Manteca Bulletin: Cambria rushes desalination water plant San Francisco Chronicle: Winter storms bring Bay Area reservoir levels The Weather Channel: California Droughts: What’s In Store For The Future? OC Register: Reservoirs drink up recent rains, but more is needed Napa Valley Register: January could be key to ending drought Inland Empire News: Storms fail to reverse California drought The Sacramento Bee: Op […]

Energy News for January 2, 2015

Bloomberg Businessweek: Analysts: Condensate export guidelines may thwart OPEC tactic to curb U.S. oil output The Wall Street Journal: Sand producers to experience setback from oil price decline, observers say Reuters: Federal export guidelines allow “incidental” contact of foreign, domestic oil The Hill: Dems press Boehner not to bypass committee hearings on Keystone XL bill    

California Water & Drought News for January 2, 2015

NPR: Rain Eases California Drought Anxiety, If Not The Actual Drought 10 News: 78 percent of California still in extreme or exceptional drought Circle of Blue Water News: 2015 Preview: States React to New Era of Water Scarcity abc7news.com: Most of California facing extreme drought despite December storm Daily Democrat: Drought brought permanent changes to California water policy in 2014 […]

BPC Holiday Hours

The BPC  office will be closed from Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 – Thursday, January 1st, 2015. We will re-open on Friday, January 2nd. E-mails and phone calls will be checked periodically. Thank you, and BPC wishes you a warm and happy holidays!

California Water & Drought News for December 31, 2014

Associated Press: New Survey Shows Higher Snowpack Los Angeles Times: Sierra Nevada snowpack levels are greater than a year ago SF Gate: Amid flakes, snow levels don’t jettison drought worries Capital Press: Survey finds more snow in California mountains  CBS Sacramento: 1st Sierra Snow Pack Measurement This Winter Comes Up Short Western Farm Press: Survey: More Sierra snow, less water equivalent […]

Energy News for December 31, 2014

Bloomberg Businessweek: Agency issues condensate export guidelines Platts: Analysts: Midstream projects could slow down amid oil price decline Reuters: Excelerate suspends LNG export project in Texas Las Vegas Review-Journal: Editorial: Keystone XL pipeline would produce economic benefits United Press International: House committee releases strategy document on energy agenda The Hill: Senate panel to hold hearing on Keystone XL next week The Wall […]