California

Renewable diesel, a biofuel that differs from biodiesel by the feedstock used and its chemical makeup, making it indistinguishable from petrodiesel, is a small but growing industry. The announcement from UPS was welcome news for three companies.
Yesterday   The New York Times - Energy & Environment
A Denver Post op-ed critiques the arguments employed to make the case for density in Denver.
Jul 15, 2015   The Denver Post
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An op-ed describing the public health benefits of CEQA reform and urging California's leaders to finalize the end of "Level of Service" as a measure of project impacts. Exclusive
Jul 14, 2015  By Benjamin D. Winig
The San Francisco Chronicle published a large, magazine-style feature detailing the impacts of Airbnb on the city's housing market.
Jul 14, 2015   San Francisco Chronicle
Reporting from a two-day conference in Toronto where states and provinces organized to tackle climate change in advance of a UN conference, political reporter Chris Megerian profiles Gov. Brown's climate change commitment in five articles.
Jul 12, 2015   Los Angeles Times - Political
SB 16, Sen. Jim Beall's transportation funding bill that would hike gas taxes by 10 cents, diesel taxes by 12, and increase other fees, is stuck in the Senate, lacking one vote to pass.
Jul 10, 2015   The Sacramento Bee
A newly released proposal for overhauling Metro bus service in Los Angeles includes innovative and controversial measures. Included is a new metric for measuring the success of bus lines.
Jul 10, 2015   Human Transit
San Francisco loses eight affordable units for every ten it creates according to a new report by the San Francisco Planning Department.
Jul 9, 2015   San Francisco Business Times
Although the city of Los Angeles is well behind on the trend of adding a bikeshare of any variety, planners hope a recently proposed system will achieve more than the sum of its parts.
Jul 8, 2015   Los Angeles Times
The Surface Transportation Board's denial of Caltrain's request to provide an exemption from the California Environmental Quality Act gives the go ahead to the Town of Atherton's lawsuit requesting the rail board redo its Environmental Impact Report.
Jul 8, 2015   The Daily Journal
When his father was governor, California was awash in federal highway dollars. Now Jerry Brown's administration contemplates a risky tax hike, juggling the need for road improvements with a clean, transit-oriented agenda.
Jul 7, 2015   Los Angeles Times