Transportation News for February 27, 2015

Californians agree roads need fixing, but dislike gas tax hike and mileage fee, poll finds San Jose Mercury News BART changes new train car design to satisfy disabled riders’ concerns Contra Costa Times Work moves ahead on Golden Gate Bridge seismic retrofit project Marin Independent Journal Californians sharply divided over hiking state gas tax Sacramento […]

California Water & Drought News for February 26, 2015

Sacramento Bee: Field Poll: More Californians want mandatory water rationing San Jose Mercury News: Poll: Drought worries us, but mandatory water rules disliked Reuters: Nearly all California voters think water shortage is serious: poll Fresno Bee: State officials send warnings on eve of Fresno’s big water vote KCRA Sacramento: Could capturing storm run-off help with California’s drought? News10 Sacramento: State agencies […]

Transportation News for February 26, 2015

Berkeley study directly IDs climate change culprit San Francisco Chronicle Real estate fee, tax credits drive new affordable housing plan San Francisco Chronicle  For bicyclists, free parking station opens in downtown Oakland Oakland Tribune Santa Clara County Supervisor Dave Cortese unanimously elected as new MTC chair San Jose Mercury News Expert panel discusses Marin housing […]

Energy News for February 26, 2015

Bloomberg: Opinion: Obama should reach climate-friendly deal with Canada on Keystone XL  Reuters: Destination clauses could soon be absent in LNG contracts, exec says  The Hill: House panel investigates federal review of Keystone XL  Oil & Gas Journal: BLM finalizing plans for sage grouse, Jewell says The Edmonton Journal: Alberta official: Obama’s veto of Keystone XL shows preference for rail […]

ACWA-Sponsored Bill Introduced on Chromium-6 Compliance

  Feb. 25, 2015 ACWA-Sponsored Bill Introduced on Chromium-6 Compliance Legislation sponsored by ACWA was introduced today to provide a carefully monitored process for public water systems to work toward compliance with the state’s new drinking water standard for chromium-6. Public water systems are committed to meeting the standard, which is the first of its […]

Transportation News for February 25, 2015

Bill to ban BART strikes is introduced by Republican lawmaker Oakland Tribune Supervisors embrace Levine bill to speed up work on third lane, bike path on Richmond-SanRafael Bridge Marin Independent Journal Caltrans wrapping up quake repairs on bridges, highways Napa Valley Register BOE approves 6-cent cut in statewide gas tax Sacramento Bee  Critics fear bullet […]

Energy News for February 25, 2015

Fuel Fix: Keystone XL bill vetoed by Obama  Bloomberg: Small LNG projects gain traction amid price slump, observers say  The Washington Post: Dominion identifies 4 alternate routes for interstate gas pipeline The Wall Street Journal: Gas supply not at risk with Ukraine-Russia conflict, European Commission says The Wall Street Journal: U.S. role as swing oil producer won’t last long, exec […]

California Water & Drought News for February 25, 2015

Capital Public Radio: California Lawmakers Will Examine Ways To Capture Stormwater Capitol Weekly: Water rights’ cost draws scrutiny Fresno Bee: Second drought nightmare will become official after federal water forecast Taho Daily Tribune: California drought: More work needed as water conservation sees positive results at Lake Tahoe, Truckee  The Orion: Drought spurs rigorous conservation efforts CBS Sacramento: California Drought Creates Worse […]

Transportation News for February 24, 2015

San Jose Mercury News: Quinn: The Apple Car and why it’s not so crazy  San Jose Mercury News: California should back helmet law plan San Jose Mercury News: Toni Atkins: How California can improve its transportation infrastructure  Fairfield Daily Republic: County to host workshop on rising sea levels  Sacramento Bee: One day, we’ll wonder what all the fuss about high-speed […]

California Water & Drought News for February 24, 2015

Sacramento Bee: Field Poll: Jerry Brown riding high, but not his big projects Riverside Press-Enterprise: WEATHER: Rain didn’t help drought Fox News: Last resort: Drought prompts California city to consider firing up desalination plan Sacramento Bee: California’s drought could mean another bad year for West Nile Hesperia Star: Drought, overdrafts affecting valley water levels Sacramento […]