Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary – July 31, 2015

Wells Fargo Weekly Economic & Financial Commentary – July 31, 2015 Never A Dull Moment Durable goods orders rose solidly in June, thanks largely to continued strength in commercial aircraft orders. Consumer confidence surprised to the downside, tumbling 8.9 points to 90.9 in July. The FOMC meeting policy statement showed the Fed still firmly moving […]

Coastal Conservancy Announces New Round of Competitive Grants for Multi-Benefit Watershed and Ecosystem Projects

The Coastal Conservancy is pleased to announce a new round of competitive grants to fund multi-benefit watershed restoration and ecosystem protection projects. These grants will be funded by the Proposition 1 Water Bond approved by California voters last fall. The proposal solicitation is on our website and applications are due September 30, 2015.

E&E Daily: Water Policy – GOP Releases Internal Documents in PR Blitz to Kill Rule

AN E&E PUBLISHING SERVICE WATER POLICY: GOP releases internal documents in PR blitz to kill rule Annie Snider, E&E reporter Published: Friday, July 31, 2015 Internal memos detailing the Army Corps of Engineers’ fierce criticisms of the Obama administration’s controversial water rule were publicly released yesterday afternoon by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.Committee […]

Bank of the West US Outlook Report for July 31, 2015

Bank of the West US Outlook Report: Dissecting FOMC Intentions Don’t waste a lot of time dissecting the July FOMC statement. The Federal Reserve remained coy in their July statement released on Wednesday about when they plan to initiate their first Fed funds interest rate hike. The lack of clear hints in the July FOMC statement […]

California Water & Drought News for July 31, 2015

New York Times: Water Use in California Down 27% in June, Beating Goal Wall Street Journal: Drop in California Water Usage Exceeds State Mandate Los Angeles Times: Californians cut water usage by 27% in June, but officials remain wary Associated Press: California judge says she’ll likely uphold farmer water cuts Los Angeles Times: Kern County to consider cracking […]

Save the Date: Next Municipal and Domestic Supply (MUN) Evaluation Stakeholder Meeting on September 3, 2015

This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley (5). This pertains to the next “Evaluation of the Municipal and Domestic Supply (MUN) Beneficial Use in Ag Dominated Surface Waters” stakeholder meeting  – please mark your calendars for Thursday September 3, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Rancho Cordova. […]

Perkins Coie California Land Use & Development Law Report – If At First You Succeed, Don’t Try, Try, Try Again

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 review, […]

New USGS Online Tool Tracks Water Quality in the Nation’s Rivers and Streams

Tracking Water Quality of the Nation’s Rivers and Streams A new online graphical data tool that provides annual summaries of nutrient and sediment concentrations and loads and streamflow information is now available. The tool can be used to: – compare recent water-quality conditions to long-term conditions (1993-2013) at each site, – download water-quality datasets (streamflow, concentrations, […]

August 12, 2015 Board Meeting Agenda for the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board

This is a message from the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region (2). Attached here is the agenda for the August 12, 2015 Board Meeting of the California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region. It is aslo available on the RWQCB website at: http://www.waterboards.ca.gov/sanfranciscobay/board_info/agenda.shtml

Agendas for South Bay Salt Pond Restoration August 4th Stakeholder & Draft EIS/EIR Meetings

The agendas for the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project Stakeholder Forum and Alviso, Eden Landing and Ravenswood Working Groups meeting on Tuesday, August 4 have been posted online. Stakeholder Forum agenda and further meeting information are posted at: http://www.southbayrestoration.org/events/Events-sf-wg-joint.html. Environmental document evening public meeting agenda, download link and information on how to comment are at: http://www.southbayrestoration.org/planning/phase2/. The […]