ENS Federal Report for November 4, 2016

CONGRESSIONAL LAME DUCK SESSION HINGES ON OUTCOME OF TUESDAY ELECTIONS With polling results resembling whirling dervishes, it’s anyone’s call on how the general election will end up.  While the presidential election generates the most noise and visibility, the race for control of the House and the Senate is no less up-in-the air as prognosticators make […]

Bank of the West Instant Analysis on September 2016 FOMC Meeting

Instant Analysis of Today’s FOMC Meeting Statement and Projections No rate hike from the FOMC as expected today.  However, The FOMC is preparing the markets for another rate hike before the end of the year.   The FOMC statement released today added the language, “The Committee judges that the case for an increase in the federal […]

ENS Federal Report for September 9, 2016

ENS Federal Report – September 9, 2016 View Report on ENS Website Share Tweet Link Forward Senate Kicks Off Floor Debate on Water Resources Development Act Almost within hours of returning from its summer recess, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called up the Water Resources Development Act (S. 2848).  This action set the stage […]

GOP Pushing WRDA Despite Objections from Democratic Leadership

AN E&E PUBLISHING SERVICE WATER POLICY: GOP trying to push WRDA through despite Reid objections Marc Heller, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Senate Republicans will try today to begin action on a $9 billion bill for water navigation and clean water projects but face likely objections from the Democratic leadership. The two-year Water […]

ENS Federal Report for July 8, 2016

ENS Federal Report – July 8, 2016 View Report on ENS Website Share Tweet Link Forward FISCAL YEAR 2017 BUDGET: THE PAST IS PROLOGUE Congress is approaching the new fiscal year with a predictable strategy.  Both the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations have successfully moved respective funding bills for the federal government.  But completing […]

Supreme Court Ruling Offers Clues on Fate of Obama Rule

WATER POLICY: Supreme Court ruling offers clues on fate of Obama rule Tiffany Stecker, E&E reporter Greenwire: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Enforcement of the Clean Water Act could undergo a wave of changes in the wake of yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on a key wetlands case, legal scholars say. The opinion is also offering clues […]

USACE Issues Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Reissue and Modify Nationwide Permits

On June 2, 2016 the United States Army Corps of Engineers issued a Notice of proposed rulemaking to reissue and modify Nationwide Permits. The Notice has been published in the Federal Register for a 60-day comment period. For more information, including a summary of the proposal, click here.  Comments must be submitted on or before […]

ENS Federal Report for May 26, 2016

The ENS Federal Report has been published and may be viewed at: ENS Federal Report – May 26, 2016

Whitehouse Signs National Estuary Program Reauthorization

Following up on Caitlin Sweeney’s (Director of San Francisco Estuary Partnership) Report item on the reauthorization of the National Estuary Program, the Partnership is pleased to announce that the President signed the bill for reauthorization. Here is a link to the Whitehouse statement: http://www.whitehouse.senate.gov/news/release/whitehouse-statement-on-signing-of-national-estuary-program-reauthorization

ENS Federal Report for May 13, 2016

The ENS Federal Report has been published and may be viewed at: ENS Federal Report – May 13, 2016