House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill

House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill The Washington Post, By Ed O’Keefe Congress managed to narrowly avoid another government shutdown crisis Thursday night when the House approved a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep most government agencies operating through next summer. The 219-to-206 vote came with less than three hours to go until government funding expired. The […]

Transportation News for December 11, 2014

Peninsula Press: Tired of being bumped, Caltrain bike commuters push for more space  Marin Independent Journal: Dick Spotswood: New state law says don’t worry about traffic  Contra Costa Times: Bay Bridge light sculpture to shine on with big donation  San Francisco Chronicle: Transbay Transit Center vision includes thriving retail hub

California Water & Drought News for December 11, 2014

Associated Press: Powerful Storm Begins to Pound Northern California Washington Post: Strongest West Coast storm in five years promises flooding rain, heavy snow, and extreme wind Los Angeles Times: California braces for major winter storm Sacramento Bee: Sacramento area prepares for floods, blackouts, mudslides Sacramento Bee: Latest: Heavy rain ahead as Sacramento storm barges in with high wind, outages Maven’s […]

Energy News for December 11, 2014

The Hill: API urges House subcommittee to work on lifting crude exports ban Bloomberg BNA: Methane Emissions Regulations Aimed at Oil & Gas Bloomberg Businessweek: Asian buyers enter Texas in pursuit of more U.S. oil exports Wall Street Journal: U.S. energy companies reduce drilling, spending amid oil price decline

2015 Budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released its budget for fiscal year 2015. In an exciting piece of news, the FY2015 budget includes $1.1 billion for the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF). Click here to view the full 2015 Budget for the Army Corps of Engineers.

California Water & Drought News for December 10, 2014

Associated Press: House moves to bring relief to California’s farm belt Los Angeles Times: House approves California drought bill that faces Obama veto The Fresno Bee: House passes GOP California drought bill, but Senate approval unlikely Los Angeles Times: Water board adds $40 million to conservation budget as drought persists Los Angeles Times: Blizzard on its way to California, forecasters […]

Energy News for December 10, 2014

Oil & Gas Journal: Study: Methane emissions from gas development dropped 10% from 2013 American City Business Journals: ExxonMobil report: North America to reach net oil exporter status by 2020 Reuters: Shale oil, gas to increase GDP, federal tax revenues, report finds Bloomberg: EIA chief: U.S. oil output to slow down, yet reach record level in 2015 amid price […]

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 […]