E&E News: Wildfire bill passes; more hurdles ahead

Wildfire bill passes; more hurdles ahead    Marc Heller, E&E News reporter Published: Thursday, November 2, 2017   The House yesterday passed legislation encouraging more logging on national forests as a way to curtail wildfires, and supporters said they hope at least some of its provisions are enacted into law this year.   The “Resilient […]

E&E News: Wildfire legislation’s NEPA provisions generate divisions

Wildfire legislation’s NEPA provisions generate divisions Marc Heller, E&E News reporter Published: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) led a hearing on combating wildfires yesterday. Environment and Public Works Committee Congress risks stirring old political battles by trying to scale back environmental rules in the fight against wildfires, Sen. […]

Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for September 22, 2017

  SUBSCRIBE TO THE PRINT EDITION     INSIDE PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE       Dream the Impossible  By Chris Philips, Managing Editor     In June, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia reaffirmed their pledge to make the twin ports of the San Pedro Bay “global models for cleaner air, […]

Energy News for September 22, 2017

Reuters: Oil prices narrowly higher as producers meet on output pact The Associated Press: Appeals court sidesteps decision on US fracking regulations Reuters: OPEC panel to discuss extending oil cut deal, tracking exports The Wall Street Journal: Natural Gas Settles Lower on Larger-Than-Expected Inventory Build The Charlotte Business Journal: Duke Energy proposes first utility-scale battery storage projects in the Carolinas […]

Bank of the West US Outlook Report for September 22, 2017

US Outlook Report: Global Economy Firing on All Cylinders We have written about this before, but it bears repeating today.  One of the reasons the FOMC felt comfortable going ahead with the balance sheet normalization plan and signaling another rate hike before the end of the year was the significant progress that has been made […]

Pacific Maritime Magazine Online News for August 25, 2017

     SUBSCRIBE TO THE PRINT EDITION     INSIDE PACIFIC MARITIME MAGAZINE       Dream the Impossible  By Chris Philips, Managing Editor     In June, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia reaffirmed their pledge to make the twin ports of the San Pedro Bay “global models for cleaner […]

Special Event to Honor Dean of California Historians Kevin Starr

  A SPECIAL EVENT TO HONOR  THE MEMORY OF THE DEAN OF CALIFORNIA HISTORIANS      Kevin Starr, the greatest historian ever of California, a great friend of Californians, of education and libraries, and of our law firm, died January 14.  Briscoe, Ivester & Bazel is pleased to support the San Francisco Museum & Historical […]

US Outlook Report: Growth Without Inflation

Next week’s economic indicators should highlight the strength and resilience of the U.S. economic expansion.  But whether it will be enough to distract investors from the near-term political risks coming from Washington, including raising the debt ceiling, passing a FY 2018 federal budget, and getting tax reform done, is still an open question. For what […]

OAK Welcomes 1.24M Passengers in July 2017

PRESS RELEASE NEWS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Oakland International Airport Welcomes 1.24M Passengers in July Strong Summertime Demand Drives 9.1% Increase in Air Travel Media Contact: Keonnis R. Taylor 510-563-6500 KRTaylor@portoakland.com   Oakland, CA (August 25, 2017) – Oakland International Airport (OAK) today reports that it served 1,235,511 passengers in July, an increase of 103,320 passengers (9.1%) over […]

Energy News for August 25, 2017

  The Associated Press: Groups sued by pipeline company decry attack on free speech E&E News: 4 things to watch as Trump team readies rollback The Wall Street Journal: OPEC Keeps Options Open, Including Extending Output Cuts Alaska Public Media: Long awaited Interior natural gas contract expected The Wall Street Journal: Texas Regulators Wary of Latest Deal for Utility Business […]