Beacon Economics – California Trade Report for June 5, 2017

LOGIN CREATE AN ACCOUNT June 2017 Gains Continue for California Exporters Foreign shipments by California businesses totaled over $14 billion in April, the latest numbers available. This represents nearly a 10% increase over April 2016  when the state’s businesses recorded $12.84 billion in shipments… Read Full Analysis Now SHARE:  Meet Our Experts Christopher Thornberg Christopher […]

POLITICO: Zinke appoints Utah wildlife official as FWS deputy director

By Esther Whieldon 06/05/2017 03:20 PM EDT Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke today appointed Greg Sheehan, the former director of Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources, to the newly created position of deputy director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Sheehan will help the agency “advance a pro-conservation and more collaborative agenda,” Zinke said in a […]

California Water News for June 2, 2017

New emergency siren installed at dam that forced evacuations (Associated Press) Officials say they have installed a new emergency siren at a Northern California dam whose damaged spillway forced evacuations earlier this year. Experts: Lack of Warning at Oroville Dam Raises Alarm (Associated Press) The sudden collapse of spillways at the nation’s highest dam has […]

Tesoro Acquires Western Refining to Become Andeavor

Today, Tesoro announced their acquisition of Western Refining. This will bring their refining capacity to 1.1 million barrels and result in more than 3,000 retail stations and 13,000 employees. With this acquisition, Tesoro will be adopting a new company name – Andeavor, and logo. Click here for a fact sheet on Andeavor.

Energy News for June 1, 2017

Bloomberg News: Trump ‘Self-Help’ Infrastructure Plan Irks State, Local Leaders E&E News: Perry picks Texas consultant to lead grid study E&E News: Western governors fret as Zinke ponders review of grouse plans Reuters: Coal, solar fall on climate deal The Wall Street Journal: Oil Prices Climb Before U.S. Stockpile Data Reuters: LNG sellers, Asian buyers spar as contract fight brews amid […]

California Water News for June 1, 2017

Associated Press: New Emergency Siren Installed at Dam That Forced Evacuations Seeley Swan Pathfinder: Solid Rock Phys.Org: America’s dam crisis—was Oroville just a drop in the bucket? KCRA Sacramento: Crews tear into what’s left of Oroville Dam’s spillway U.S. News & World report: Santa Barbara Reactivates Seawater Desalination Plant KERO 23ABC News: Rising Kern River invading homes Central Valley Business […]

Miller Starr Regalia Land Use & CEQA Developments Update for May 2017

      Miller Starr Regalia’s Land Use & CEQA Developments Monthly Update           May 2017   Land Use Developments   May 15, 2017 – Court Holds that Attorney-Client Privilege Extends to Environmental Consultants Hired by an Attorney on Behalf of a Client, but Only to the Extent Communications are Made for the Purpose […]

WEDA Newsletter for May 2017

Newsletter – May 2017 Thank you for taking the time to read the May edition of the newsletter and for your support of the Western Dredging Association. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming Dredging Summit & Expo in Vancouver next month and have a few pre-conference tips to share: Registration If […]

SWRCB Notice on Proposed Amendment to General Permit for MS4 Stormwater Discharges

   A message from the State Water Resources Control Board The State Water Resources Control Board released Notice of Public Hearing, Opportunity for Public Comment, and Adoption Meeting on the proposed Amendment to General Permit for Storm Water Discharges from Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4). The Public Hearing is scheduled for July 5, 2017 The […]

Energy News for May 31, 2017

The Hill: President meets with EPA chief on Paris climate pact Washington Examiner: Perry plans clean energy trip as Trump decides on climate deal Bloomberg BNA: Barrasso Agenda Heavy on Public Works, Light on Environment The Washington Post: Whatever Trump decides on Paris, he’s already put the brakes on climate action E&E News: Wildlife, renewables take back seat to oil […]