Energy News for October 8, 2014

New York Times: Analysis: U.S. shale boom transforms deal-making priorities of energy industry

California Water & Drought News for October 8, 2014

Associated Press: California: Water Use Falls in Wake of Restrictions San Francisco Chronicle: California drought: Big water cuts by many Northern Californians Los Angeles Times: Californians respond to drought, cut water use 11.5% in August Associated Press: Klamath River flows increased to help salmon The Hill: Congress needed on water, power How California Can Survive a Prolonged Drought CBS Sacramento: Campaign […]

Energy News for October 7,2014

CNBC: Chevron CEO: U.S. needs free markets, practical policies Oil & Gas Journal: Global oil, gas reserves rose in 2013, report says Reuters: Chevron to sell stake in Canadian shale play for $1.5B Oil & Gas Journal: Report: U.S. refiners’ light, tight crude processing capacity to surge by 2020 Bloomberg Businessweek: Energy Dept. examines potential issues on crude oil export […]

California Water & Drought News for October 7, 2014

San Francisco Chronicle: California drought: Team climbs high to assess redwoods threat Wall Street Journal: California’s Drought Changed How the State Produces Electricity Curbed Los Angeles.: Seven Ways California Could Change in a 72-Year Drought CCTV America: New desalination plant could help drought-riddled California Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Amid drought, plan seeks to conserve aquifer under Santa Rosa Plain The […]

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 […]