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This week the Bureau of Reclamation announced the 2017 water allocations for California farmers and many groups are upset over the long-awaited announcement. According to the release, farmers south of the state’s main water hub would only receive 65 percent of their allotted water from the Central Valley Project. Meanwhile, other regions are receiving their ...Read More
Today the State Department issued the cross-border permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, fulfilling President Trump’s promise to approve the pipeline after it was rejected by former president Barack Obama after encountering pressure from environmental pressure groups.Read More
Last week, utility regulators from California, Oregon, and Washington reaffirmed a 2006 commitment to support carbon reduction and clean energy. The commissioners – Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, David Danner, chairman of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission, and Lisa Hardie, chairwoman of the Oregon Public Utility Commission – met in ...Read More
On February 28, 2017, President Trump signed an executive order directing the roll back of Clean Water Act rules promulgated under the Obama administration. The rules, known as the Waters of the United States rule, defines federal permitting jurisdiction under the CWA. During his 2016 campaign, the president spoke frequently of his intentions to roll ...Read More