MSC Pays $630,000 in Penalties for California Air Quality Violations

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. has paid $630,625 in penalties to the California Air Resources Board for violating the Ocean-Going Vessel At-Berth regulation. The violations were discovered during a routine audit of the company’s 2014 visits to the Port of Oakland and the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. CARB investigation revealed more than 2500 … [Read more...]

Floating Offshore Wind Farm Proposed for Central Coast California

One of the world's leading offshore wind farm operators is making its entry in the North American wind market with a proposal to develop one of the the U.S. West Coast's first offshore wind projects off the central coast of California. German renewable energy company EnBW says it has formed a joint venture with Seattle-based 'floating' offshore wind specialist Trident Winds … [Read more...]

U.S. Judge Blocks Oakland Ban on Coal Export Terminal

By Joe Ryan (Bloomberg) -- A federal judge struck down a local ban prohibiting companies from transporting coal though an Oakland, California, export terminal that U.S. miners see as a key link to overseas markets. The ban enacted by the city in 2014 violates a development agreement, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said Tuesday in a 37-page ruling. As demand for coal … [Read more...]

California Move Meant to Challenge Trump’s Offshore Drilling Plan

By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb 7 (Reuters) - California will block the transportation through its state of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs, officials told Reuters on Wednesday, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters. California's plan to deny pipeline permits for transporting oil from new … [Read more...]