Energy News for February 6, 2015

Today’s Washington Brief: The DOT sent the White House a final draft of rules for tank cars carrying crude oil for review. The agency declined to say if the rules had been changed since they were proposed in July. More from the Wall Street Journal. The League of Conservation Voters released a special edition of its […]

California Water & Drought News for February 6, 2015

Sacramento Bee: NorCal storm delayed, but still on target Los Angeles Times: Patch of California emerges from drought, experts say Los Angeles Times: Atmospheric river of rain ready to drench Northern California Sacramento Bee: Scientists ride the Pineapple Express San Francisco Chronicle: Set water priorities to prepare for drought NBC News: Not Enough: Heavy Storm Won’t Alleviate California’s Drought San Francisco […]

West Coast Seaports May Shut Down in Five Days

Sacramento Bee: West Coast port employers: Shutdown could be 5 days away “West Coast seaports could shut down in as soon as five days — hobbling U.S. trade with Asia — if dockworkers and their employers cannot reach a new contract, the head of a maritime association warned Wednesday in remarks intended to pressure an […]

Transportation News for February 5, 2015

LOCAL San Francisco Chronicle: Bay Area commutes are lousy, but at least they’re reliable San Francisco Chronicle: California drivers could face new $52-a-year fee Contra Costa Times: Roadshow: I-80 project first of its kind in Bay Area Contra Costa Times: Albany housing element wins quick approval Fairfield Daily Republic: Frazier outlines state’s transportation future Sacramento Bee: Road user fee drives California […]

Energy News for February 5, 2015

Today’s Washington Brief: The DOE axed a major clean coal project after delays meant the program would run out of federal funding. The Washington Post An Inspector General report finds that FERC and its former chairman leaked sensitive information about hypothetical attacks on the electric grid. E&E has the story. A bipartisan group of House lawmakers […]

California Water & Drought News for February 4, 2015

Sacramento Bee: Atmospheric river poised to soak Sacramento Associated Press: Drought Watch: California water use down 22% Stockton Record: California meets water savings goal Los Angeles Times: Californians make major water cuts in December, reach Gov. Brown’s goal Sacramento Bee: California cut water use more than 20 percent in December Associated Press: Biggest California Water Savers, Users at a Glance Los […]

Energy News for February 4, 2015

Fuel Fix: API’s Gerard calls on lawmakers to support energy infrastructure investment Bloomberg Businessweek: Cash drain forces oil, gas companies to auction off midstream assets Fuel Fix: Projected oil output growth could keep prices low for a while, BP exec says Rigzone: Significant oil price recovery may not happen this year, economist says Platts: U.S. to see uptick in industrial […]

Transportation News for February 4, 2015

Another problem for new Bay Bridge span: Elevator doesn’t work San Francisco Chronicle  Oakland Tribune editorial: Bay Bridge navigational beacon must be fixed now Oakland Tribune SMART rail extension to Larkspur in Obama’s budget Marin Independent Journal New Maps Size Up Transportation Poverty Risks in 4 Cities Next City For a sustainable Bay Area, tracking […]

California Water & Drought News for February 3, 2015

Sacramento Bee: AM Capitol Alert: California officials prepare for fourth year of drought Associated Press: Water agencies report use as California drought continues NBC Bay Area: Will California’s Levee System Hold up in an Earthquake? San Francisco Chronicle: State considers tighter water limits, hopes for relief this week Los Angeles Times: Rain heads to Northern California, not LA, after SF’s […]

Energy News for February 3, 2015

Platts: Analysis: U.S. shale is best placed to gain from oil price recovery The Associated Press: Oil, gas industry continues campaign for crude exports despite price slump Oil & Gas Journal: Report: U.S. oil, gas M&A reaches 10-year high in 2014 The Washington Times: Companies seek long-term solution for disposal of fracking wastewater Daily Caller: Senate vote allows states to […]