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 […]

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 […]