California accepts drought water deal with Delta farmers

California accepts drought water deal with Delta farmers Dale Kasler and Phillip Reese, Sacramento Bee In a significant breakthrough in California’s efforts to conserve water, state officials Friday agreed to a compromise measure that will reduce supplies to Delta farmers by 25 percent. The State Water Resources Control Board approved the settlement with scores of Delta […]

Updated Meeting Materials for SFEP Implementation Committee Meeting

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership’s Implementation Committee is meeting next Wednesday, May 27 from 9:30-12:30 at 1515 Clay Street in Oakland, 2nd Floor (Room 10, our usual). Please click here for updated meeting materials. Agenda highlights include an update from Letitia Grenier on the State of the Estuary Report, a presentation from Miriam Chion of ABAG […]

ACWA News for May 22, 2015

ACWA News for May 22, 2015 Please, click here to read ACWA News for May 22, 2015.

Department of Water Resources Accepts Water Drought Deal with Delta Farmers

“In a significant breakthrough in California’s efforts to conserve water, state officials Friday agreed to a compromise measure that will reduce supplies to Delta farmers by 25 percent.” Please click here to read more.

Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary – May 22, 2015

Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary – May 22, 2015 Modest Bounce Back for Q2 Industrial production weakened for a fifth straight month.  Utilities and mining were predictably weak amid weather changes and a pullback in the energy industry, while manufacturing was flat. The Regional PMIs do not suggest much of a rebound in […]

California Water & Drought News for May 22, 2015

Associated Press: Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts Los Angeles Times: Mandatory usage cuts loom even for those with senior water rights Stockton Record: Farmers hear more about water cuts – Millions of dollars in crops at stake, violators face steep fines Central Valley Business Times: Delta detours due to drought for boaters Associated Press: Q&A: California Farmers With Oldest […]

The California Development and Land Use Law Report for May 22, 2015

The California Land Use & Development Law Report Legal Commentary on Planning and Development   We’ve posted articles to our California Land Use & Development Law Report on developments that we think will be of interest to you. Our report publishes articles on recent legal and policy developments in the field of land use, environmental impact […]

Energy News for May 22, 2015

Oil & Gas Journal: U.S. continues trend of importing less natural gas Reuters: Top EU companies urge drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions Reuters: Brent steadies near $66 before long weekend Wall Street Journal: U.S. Railroad Oil Shipments Falling Washington Examiner: House walks fine line between grid reliability and EPA rules Washington Examiner: Wind industry to ‘flex’ political muscle in 2016 […]

Transportation News for May 22, 2015

Oakland Tribune: San Mateo Bridge, BART weekend closures planned  San Jose Mercury News: U.S. census finally agrees: San Jose has 1 million residents  Santa Rosa Press Democrat: North Bay remains slowest-growing part of booming Bay Area  San Francisco Examiner: When it comes to moving and removing bus stops, it’s rarely a smooth ride for Muni  San Francisco Examiner: Muni to […]

Calif. House bill in works could portend wider Western drought legislation

WATER: Calif. House bill in works could portend wider Western drought legislation Nick Juliano and Annie Snider, E&E reporters Published: Thursday, May 21, 2015, on E&E Daily House Republicans from California are readying legislation to address their home state’s ongoing drought by focusing on water transfers and storage while attempting to avoid the most controversial […]