Energy News for February 24, 2015

The Washington Times: Presidential advisers see benefits in boosting gas exports  CNBC: More data needed to assess refinery strike’s impact on economy, Felmy says Most Keystone XL crude, byproducts to remain for domestic use Oil & Gas Journal: API: U.S. oil, NGL output rose in Jan. despite rig count declines The Hill: Obama willing to talk about allowing crude […]

California Water & Drought News for February 23, 2015

CBS News: Record West Coast drought shows no sign of easing Los Angeles Times: Record heat, record snow: The coasts are clearly weather-beaten KCRA Sacramento: California drought forces farmers to dig deeper for water Stockton Record: Drought lingers, perhaps intensifies in 2015 NPR: California’s drought exposes long-hidden detritus Climate News Network: Big cities head for water crisis as populations explode Fresno Bee: Fresno […]

Transportation News for February 23, 2015

San Francisco Chronicle: 2nd Transbay Tube needed, task force says Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Segment of SMART bike path moving forward in Rohnert Park Marin Independent Journal: SMART to have zoned fares when service begins in 2016 Marin Independent Journal: Marin IJ Editorial: Three years to reopen a Richmond bridge lane? Sacramento Bee: AM Alert: Social services, transportation funding battles […]

Energy News for February 23, 2015

Platts: Feds issue draft Arctic drilling rules Daily Herald: U.S. fuel train derailments could average 10 per year in next 2 decades Reuters: 12 refineries involved in strike account for one-fifth of U.S. capacity Reuters: Companies delay shale well completions to improve financial performance E&E News: States, industry groups say pipeline opposition threatens Clean Power Plan The Hill: Rep. McDermott proposes […]

Shipping Firms, Union at West Coast Ports End Nine-Month Dispute

San Francisco Business Times: With a federal deadline bearing down, shippers and dockworkers agree five-year contract — Officials at Port of Oakland say it may take two months to clear the cargo backlog and restore normal schedules

Port of Oakland Applauds Waterfront Contract Settlement

  P R E S S    R E L E A S E FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Port of Oakland applauds waterfront contract settlement Urges effort to speed up the pace of global container trade   Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 20, 2015: The Port of Oakland this evening applauded the tentative agreement of a new longshore […]

West Coast Port Shutdown & Labor Dispute Update

ABC7: Impact of West Coast shutdown could reach $20 billion after 10 days — “We have 73,000 people whose jobs rely on the Port of Oakland,” Mayor of Oakland Libby Schaaf said. San Jose Mercury News: Labor secretary: Fix West Coast port crisis or negotiate in White House’s shadow — Deadlocked West Coast dockworkers and a group […]

Energy News for February 20, 2015

Fuel Fix: Oil exports would strengthen output, investment, jobs, exec says Industry Week: U.S. shale boom to continue over next 20 years, BP says Rigzone: Survey: Most oil, gas CEOs see more threats to their companies’ growth Oil & Gas Journal: NGL Energy Partners to expand Grand Mesa oil pipeline capacity POLITICO Morning Energy for 2/20/2015 By Darius Dixon, […]

California Water & Drought News for February 20, 2015

Lodi News-Sentinel: State Water Resources Control Board requires more information from water rights holders eSan Joaquin: Water chief says ‘mistaken’ on environmental impacts Capital Public Radio: Residents, Farmers Describe Drought Impacts At Marathon State Water Resources Hearing Merced Sun-Star: Report: Central Valley leads nation in falling groundwater levels; crisis blamed on almonds and drought City Journal: The Scorching of California […]

Transportation News for February 20, 2015

Double-decker bus to be tested on routes in East Bay San Francisco Chronicle Bay Area’s riskiest on-ramps keep hearts racing San Francisco Chronicle Build required S.F. affordable housing here, Oakland mayor says San Francisco Chronicle Gas prices jump after Torrance refinery explosion Los Angeles Times   POLITICO Morning Transportation for 2/20/2015 By Heather Caygle, with help […]