California Water & Drought News for December 9, 2014

New York Times: California Drought Is Said to Have Natural Cause Sacramento Bee: Monster storm to hit Northern California Wall Street Journal: In California, Saving Water Is All Over the Map Associated Press: In final days, House moves again to address water shortage for California farms McClatchy Washington Bureau: House-passed drought bill likely to sink in the Senate  TIME: New Study […]

Energy News for December 9, 2014

The Wall Street Journal: Dropping oil prices may stall megaprojects Reuters: Rep. Barton to introduce bill ending crude exports ban, aide says The Economist: Analysis: U.S. shale remains competitor to Saudi Arabian oil National Journal: U.S. shale will continue despite OPEC decision, analysts, execs say  

Draft of EA/EI Report Available for Maintenance Dredging of the Federal Navigation Channels in SF Bay

A draft of the Environmental Assessment/Environmental Impact Report for maintenance dredging of the Federal Navigation Channels in San Francisco Bay is now available for review here. A 45-day period is established for comments from December 5, 2014 to January 20, 2015.  A public meeting will be held on January 7, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. to […]

California Water & Drought News for December 8, 2014

Los Angeles Times: El Niño may be getting too much credit for California rainfall Sacramento Bee: Weather experts say dangerous storm could hit Sacramento by midweek NPR: After The California Downpour, ‘The Drought’ Offers Some Dry Reading KSBY News: Recent rain does little for reservoir levels Modesto Bee: Yeah, it’s rained in the Valley, but no future guarantees Central Valley […]

Energy News for December 8, 2014

Sunshine State News: API’s Gerard urges Obama to approve Keystone XL pipeline Oil & Gas Journal: Industry doesn’t need overly prescriptive methane emissions rules, API officials say Bloomberg Businessweek: Bank exec: Oil price slump, spending pullback to drive rise in “defensive” M&A Wall Street Journal: Technology debunks “peak oil” amid price decline Reuters: Analyst: Global oil, gas projects worth over […]

Transportation News for December 8, 2014

San Jose Mercury News: Quinn: The commute that divides us  San Francisco Chronicle: BART needs a second transbay tube  Marin Independent Journal: Marin Voice: Flawed housing plan promotes higher densities  Sacramento Bee: Seminar will discuss climate change and California water supplies  Marin Independent Journal: Marin Voice: Key points to consider about the county’s housing element 

Trade & Movement of Goods News for December 7, 2014

The Seattle Times: All we want is loaded ships in West Coast ports

Transportation News for December 5, 2014

Marin Independent Journal: Sausalito says ferry terminal plan too big  Santa Rosa Press Democrat: New section of coastal trail finished in Bodega Bay  San Francisco Chronicle: UN: climate change costs to poor underestimated  Contra Costa Times: Caltrain takes big step toward $1.5 billion electrification  Contra Costa Times: Contra Costa TImes editorial: Lower price for gas has far-reaching global impact

California Water & Drought News for December 5, 2014

Associated Press: California drought unchanged through November Los Angeles Times: It’s official: California storm didn’t cure the drought Los Angeles Times: California needs more rain, any way you count it Washington Post: Heavy rains bring mudslide fears, revive Yosemite’s waterfalls Washington Post: Study: California drought is the most severe in at least 1200 years Ripon […]

Energy News for December 4, 2014

National Journal: U.S. shale will continue despite OPEC decision, analysts, execs say CNBC: ExxonMobil projects can withstand oil at $40, Tillerson says The Bakken Magazine Online: More oil, gas CFOs consider low prices biggest challenge, survey finds Reuters: Drilling activity steady in shale-producing districts, Fed says Fuel Fix: Lawmakers attach energy measures to defense authorization bill The Hill: Sen. Inhofe urges […]