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

Instant Analysis of Today’s FOMC Statement for April 27, 2016

Instant Analysis of Today’s FOMC Statement – April 27, 2016   The FOMC held rates steady today, as expected, holding the Fed funds target rate at 0.25 to 0.50% The Fed still in wait and see mode in my view. The FOMC is holding its future interest rate hike intentions and timing close to its […]

Senate Passes Energy Policy Modernization Act

Issue Alert provided by Family Farm Alliance: Issue Alert! April 20, 2016 Senate Passes Energy Policy Modernization Act Natural Resources Amendment Includes Several Western Water Provisions Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Senate earlier today passed S. 2012, the “Energy Policy Modernization Act” on an 85-12 roll call vote, after an important natural resources title was […]

Senate Measure to Stop Obama’s Water Rule Fails

Senate measure to stop Obama water rule fails By Devin Henry – 04/21/16 12:28 PM EDT Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked a Republican effort to prevent further spending on an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule designed to establish federal regulatory control over small waterways. The measure, from Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), failed to meet the […]

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 […]

ENS Federal Report for March 4, 2015

The ENS Federal Report has been published and may be viewed at: ENS Federal Report – March 4, 2016