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Newsom Hints At Mandatory Water Restrictions

Newsom Hints At Mandatory Water Restrictions

By Cole Lauterbach | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state’s water shortage could become severe enough to require Californians to ration their personal use but not until the end of September. Standing aside U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan after touring recovery efforts in Big Basin Redwoods State […]

Airports In The U.S. West Dealing With Shortage Of Jet Fuel

Airports In The U.S. West Dealing With Shortage Of Jet Fuel

Bethany Blankley | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Airports throughout the West are experiencing a shortage of jet fuel complicated by supply chain issues and a need for firefighting aircraft to battle raging wildfires in several states. State and federal lawmakers in Nevada say they are investigating a possible shortage of jet fuel […]

The Great Semiconductor Shortage

The Great Semiconductor Shortage

  Silicon is the crude oil of the Digital Age. About eight million metric tons are mined every year in China, Russia, Norway, the US and elsewhere, some of which is used in the $500 billion global market for semiconductors. In turn, the manufactured silicon chips, wafers, and integrated circuits power tens of trillions of […]

Comprehensive Ventura Water Resources Report Deficiencies

Comprehensive Ventura Water Resources Report Deficiencies

By Daniel Cormode  (Ventura) Mayor and Members of the City Council, When is the City Council going to wake up and realize the Ventura Water Comprehensive Water Resources Report projected water supply is a fable and not supported by environmental and climate conditions currently experienced in the local area? Ventura Water and their professional consultants […]

Ventura’s water mess

Ventura’s water mess

By Joe Richardson, Daniel Cormode & Paul D. White   The 2016 city of Ventura’s “Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report” is not titled “Half-truths and Outright Misrepresentations,” but it should be. Without major, immediate changes, Ventura’s water shortages will be at a scary level within five years. It will force all growth to stop, and current residents won’t have adequate water to […]

Understanding California’s Man-Made Water Crisis

Understanding California’s Man-Made Water Crisis

Understanding California’s water crisis requires an explanation of how government agencies and politicians failed to do their jobs and allowed environmental interests to send billions of gallons of needed water to the ocean. Because of this man-made water crisis California’s agricultural economy suffered billions of dollars in losses, thousands of people lost their jobs, foreign […]

Metropolitan Water District poised to put the squeeze on County agencies

Metropolitan Water District poised to put the squeeze on County agencies

By Debra Tash The County’s primary water purveyor is set to implement Governor Brown’s recent executive order B-29-15 for a 25% reduction in water usage.  Staff for the Metropolitan Water District, which supplies such local wholesalers as Calleguas MWD, is recommending to their Board they declare a Level 3 Regional Shortage. It would be in effect […]