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Chevron, Linn Ordered to Shut California Wells on Water Concerns

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- California regulators ordered oil drillers including Chevron Corp. and Linn Energy LLC to halt operations at 12 injection wells in the state because of concerns they may taint groundwater. The Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources said 10 of the well operators shut down voluntarily, while two were issued cease-and-desist orders.

California’s Shrinking Bond Costs Dissuade Buyers: Muni Credit

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- California's standing on Wall Street is the strongest since the recession, with revenue surging and cash tucked away for a rainy day. For some investors, the fiscal gains have only diminished the appeal of its debt. Since Governor Jerry Brown took office in 2011, California has swung to a $5 billion budget surplus from a $25 billion shortfall.

Deadly Train Crossings in U.S. Seen as Too Costly to Replace

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The bullet train that will whisk passengers between San Francisco and Los Angeles at 200 miles per hour won't pass through the kinds of intersections that have led to two major commuter-rail accidents this month.

California Wants an Embassy in Washington

governing.com — A California lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow the most populous U.S. state to establish an embassy in Washington. The bill, introduced by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Nora Campos, a Democrat from San Jose, would allow California to partner with private nonprofit groups to establish and maintain an embassy within a one-mile radius of the U.S.

California should have an embassy in Washington, lawmaker says

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California Should Have an Embassy in Washington, Lawmaker Says

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- A California lawmaker has proposed a bill that would allow the most populous U.S. state to establish an embassy in Washington. The bill, introduced by Assembly Speaker pro Tem Nora Campos, a Democrat from San Jose, would allow California to partner with private nonprofit groups to establish and maintain an embassy within a one-mile radius of the U.S.

Race to Build California Bullet Train Shows Value of U.S. Market

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- California has set off a global race to supply train cars for the state's nascent high-speed rail line, a $1 billion contract proponents say could fuel a U.S. manufacturing boom worth far more than that. The state's High-Speed Rail Authority is seeking bids to supply 16 trains, each capable of carrying 450 passengers at speeds faster than 200 miles an hour.

Drought-Stricken Western States Get $50 Million in U.S. Relief

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. government will provide $50 million to western states to increase the efficiency of water systems as California suffers from a record drought. California will get about $29 million of the funds, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell told reporters Friday in Sacramento, the state capital, where she met with Governor Jerry Brown.

California Manufacturers to Pay More Under Toughest Carbon Curbs

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- California manufacturers from food processors to apparel makers are warning costs will skyrocket if state regulators proceed with a plan to reduce their allocations of free greenhouse gas emission credits. Starting in 2018, some companies California considers to be at risk of losing business to competitors outside the state's landmark emissions cap and trade market will receive up to 50 percent fewer free pollution credits.

California Assembly Speaker Proposes User Fee for Road Repairs

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- California would spend $10 billion to fix crumbling roads and highways over the next five years under a proposal from a top Democrat that would for the first time include imposing a user fee for drivers. The bill, sponsored by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, would collect $1.8 billion a year from road users.
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