ENS Federal Report for April 15, 2016

The ENS Federal Report has been published and may be viewed at: ENS Federal Report – April 15, 2016

President Obama’s Memo For a Federal Drought Plan

Obama rolls out federal drought plan AN E&E PUBLISHING SERVICE WHITE HOUSE: Obama rolls out federal drought plan Hannah Hess, E&E reporter Published: Monday, March 21, 2016 With drought gripping more than 12 percent of the Lower 48 states, President Obama today used his executive powers to expand federal efforts to reduce the nation’s vulnerability […]

ENS Federal Report for March 18, 2016

The ENS Federal Report has been published and may be viewed below or at: ENS Federal Report – March 18, 2016

“God Squad” Invoked Against Endangered California Fish in House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

Lawmakers invoke God Squad against imperiled Calif. fish Emily Yehle, E&E reporter Published: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe said yesterday that it was “reasonable” for the administration to consider removing federal protections for the delta smelt in the face of California’s drought. The delta smelt — a tiny fish […]

Bank of the West Instant Analysis of March FOMC Meeting

Instant Analysis of Today’s FOMC Meeting   The Federal Reserve decided not to hike the Fed funds target rate at the March FOMC meeting today- as widely expected. The headline from this week’s meeting is the big cut in the FOMC “dot-plot” interest rate path through 2018. In one fell swoop, the FOMC cut the […]

Two House Members Launch Municipal Finance Caucus

MUNICIPAL BONDS FOR AMERICA Two House Members Launch Municipal Finance Caucus   Today, Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) announced the formation of the Municipal Finance Caucus, a bi-partisan caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.  The intent of the caucus is to bring greater focus to state and local finance issues and, importantly, […]

USDOT Requests Applications for $800 Million New FASTLANE Grant Program

DOT 19-16 Friday, February 26, 2016 Contact: DOT Press Office Tel.: (202) 366-4570 pressoffice@dot.gov USDOT Requests Applications for $800 Million New FASTLANE Grant Program WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced that it is now soliciting applications for the Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) […]

Bureau of Reclamation Funding Opportunity for Water Reclamation Research Under Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program

Commissioner’s Office Washington, DC Media Contact: Peter Soeth, psoeth@usbr.gov, 303-445-3615 For Immediate Release:  Feb. 18, 2016 Bureau of Reclamation Funding Opportunity for Water Reclamation Research Under Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Reclamation has made a new funding opportunity available for water entities in the Western United States to […]

Federals New by ENS Resources

Federal News by ENS Resources FEMA – $100 million for PSGP The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a Bulletin [located at  announcing Fiscal Year 2016 Notices of Funding Opportunity. A total of $100 million has been allocated for the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP). Additional information regarding the PSGP may be found in the […]

Bank of the West Instant Analysis for February 10, 2016

Instant Analysis: Chair Yellen’s Semi-Annual Humphrey-Hawkins Testimony to Congress Key Insights From Chair Yellen’s Testimony Before Congress Today Chair Yellen kept her options open on rate hikes this year.  No additional information on timing or number of Fed interest rate hikes this year.  However, there was plenty of reference to global growth risks and deteriorating […]