Energy News for March 23, 2015

The Hill: Week ahead: Supreme Court to hear challenge to EPA power plant regs Reuters: U.S. gas prices fall 4 cents, ending weeks of increases – survey Washington Examiner: GOP, industry plot to handcuff fracking rule The Hill: API: Federal fracking rules are “unnecessary” Bloomberg: Saudi official: Global oil prices won’t recover to $100 The Hill: GOP vows to fight federal […]

Energy News for March 20, 2015

Yahoo News: Obama drives ahead on climate with government emissions cuts Bloomberg: Shale oil firms tap equity markets to survive downturn, observers say  Reuters: Analyst: U.S. shale oil producers to see new round of spending cuts in May  Wall Street Journal: Some oil majors see poor results from non-U.S. shale development  Oil & Gas Journal: Lawmakers offer bills to bar […]

California Water & Drought News for March 20, 2015

Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown, lawmakers propose $1.1 billion drought relief bill amid increasing tension Los Angeles Times: Gov. Brown, lawmakers plan short- and long-term strategy on drought Los Angeles Times: $1 billion in California drought relief may just be the beginning Time: California Announces $1 Billion Emergency Drought Relief Package Capital Press: Farm groups offer tepid praise to Brown’s drought […]

Transportation News for March 20, 2015

 Inside Bay Area: Old Bay Bridge demolition set Marin Independent Journal: Marin is oldest county in the Bay Area, report finds Washington Post: Obama announces order to cut greenhouse gas output by 40 percent POLITICO Morning Transportation for 3/20/2015 By HEATHER CAYGLE, with help from Kevin Robillard and Kathryn A. Wolfe AMAZON GETS GO-AHEAD ON DRONE TESTS: Amazon […]

California Water & Drought News for March 19, 2015

Los Angeles Times: Jerry Brown seeks $1-billion emergency drought relief plan for California NBC News: Drought-Stricken California Ramps Up Water Restrictions Bay Area News Group: Brown, legislature to unveil $1 billion drought aid package Association of California Water Agencies: Top Level Officials Confirmed for 2015 Drought Briefing High Country News: California has one year of water left: Hype or reality? […]

Energy News for March 19, 2015

New York Times: Obama to Order Cuts in Federal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Morning Consult: Senate Panel to Break Ground on Comprehensive Energy Bill in “Next Week or Two” Fuel Fix: Report: Oil and gas on public lands a ‘blind spot’ in climate fight Bloomberg: Data: U.S. saw lowest petroleum shipments level since Oct. 2013 last week Oil & Gas […]

Transportation News for March 19, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: BART weekend closures to start in April San Francisco Chronicle: PG&E giving rebates for electric cars?  San Francisco Chronicle: Luxury bus is here to disrupt your S.F. commute  Sacramento Bee: Cracks, doubts haunt Bay Bridge tower rods  Sacramento Business Journal: It’s clean and green, but don’t ask what’s in new diesel fuel  Real Estate Rama: Rep. Lowenthal Bill […]

California Water & Drought News for March 18, 2015

Los Angeles Times: Overpumping of Central Valley groundwater creating a crisis, experts say  New York Times: As California Drought Enters 4th Year, Conservation Efforts and Worries Increase SF Gate: California drought: State OKs sweeping restrictions on water use  Sacramento Bee: Drought rules draw tighter  U-T San Diego: State rules ramp up water savings Los Angeles Times: New watering restrictions imposed amid […]

Energy News for March 18, 2015

Reuters: Report: Allowing crude exports would help U.S. create wide variety of jobs Platts: Analyst: Oil price slump won’t impede U.S. LNG projects with long-term deals Bloomberg: Oil market to balance out later this year, Vitol exec says Fuel Fix: Oil output from 3 major shale plays to drop this month, EIA says E&E News: GOP lawmakers release budget report […]

Transportation News for March 18, 2015

 Contra Costa Times: Caltrans looks for more cracks in anchor rods for Bay Bridge tower Marin Independent Journal: Marin County road, building repair needs ‘overwhelming’  San Francisco Examiner: Demand is high for free Muni for seniors, disabled  Wall Street Journal: California’s Housing Costs Hurt Economy, Increase Poverty, Report Finds  U.S. EPA: EPA awards $8.7 million in grants to restore San […]