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Monday, April 1, 2024
maersk ship docking at port of oakland
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California Lawmakers Urge Delay in New Marine Vessel Retrofitting Rule

A group of California lawmakers led by Representative Michelle Steel has written a letter to Governor Gavin Newsom asking him to postpone the enforcement of a

April 1, 2024
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Saturday, March 9, 2024
Photo shows an oil sheen in the water off Hungtington Beach. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
Offshore

US Coast Guard Says No Remaining Recoverable Oil Sheen Seen Off California

March 9 (Reuters) – The U.S. Coast Guard said on Saturday it did not observe any remaining recoverable oil sheen during a morning overflight off

March 9, 2024
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Friday, March 8, 2024
Photo shows an oil sheen in the water off Hungtington Beach. Photo courtesy U.S. Coast Guard
Offshore

Oil Sheen Reported Near Southern California Platforms

A Unified Command has been established to respond to an oil sheen spotted offshore of Huntington Beach, California, near oil platforms. Sector Los Angeles-Long

March 8, 2024
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Tuesday, November 7, 2023
The commercial dive boat Conception at sunrise prior to sinking, September 2, 2019. (Source: Ventura County Fire Department)
Accidents

Captain of Dive Boat Found Guilty of ‘Seaman’s Manslaughter’ in California Tragedy

In a late afternoon verdict on Monday, Jerry Nehl Boylan, the captain of the Conception dive boat, was found guilty by a jury of one count of misconduct or

November 7, 2023
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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Exxon Barred From Trucking Oil From California Offshore Platform
Shipping

Exxon Barred From Trucking Oil From California Offshore Platform

(Bloomberg) — Exxon Mobil Corp. won’t be able to revive oil platforms off the California coast by relying on trucks to ship crude to refineries on

September 28, 2023
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Monday, September 18, 2023
Matson ship with tug assitance in Port of Oakland
Shipping

Opinion: EPA Must Stop Unsafe and Costly California Maritime Mandate

By Jennifer Carpenter California’s maritime sector is essential to America’s role in the global economy and to the supply chain. Yet, a mandate from the

September 18, 2023
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Sunday, September 17, 2023
offshore oil platform california. photo REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Offshore

California Sues Oil Giants Claiming Deception, Climate Harms

By Alicia Diaz (Bloomberg) –California sued major oil companies including Exxon Mobil Corp. and Shell Plc, saying they deceived the public for

September 17, 2023
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Saturday, August 26, 2023
A view of the proposed Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary near Montana de Oro State Park in San Luis Obispo County, California. (Image credit: Robert Schwemmer/NOAA
NOAA

Chumash Heritage National Marine Sanctuary Is Proposed Off California Coast

NOAA-Today, following input from tribal nations, state and federal agencies, Indigenous communities, and the public, NOAA released a proposal to designate a

August 26, 2023
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Thursday, August 24, 2023
maersk ship docking at port of oakland
Ports

American Waterways Operators Slams California Emissions Amendments, Citing Safety Concerns for Mariners

California Governor Urged to Address Safety and Viability Issues in Proposed CHC Rule Amendments In a plea to California Governor Gavin Newsom, Jennifer A.

August 24, 2023
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Tuesday, August 22, 2023
A tug escorts a containership at the Port of Los Angeles, California. Photo: Robert V Schwemmer / Shutterstock.com
Shipping

Opinion: Californians Can’t Afford Unachievable Maritime Mandates

By Sly Hunter and Shawn Bennett, As California goes so goes the nation, and how the state regulates its extensive maritime industry has a ripple effect

August 22, 2023
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Saturday, August 19, 2023
A black flag, placed to alert tourists of high waves and riptides which are unsafe for swimming, is pictured at a beach as a security measure by local authorities while the Category 4 Hurricane Hilary rushes toward Mexico's Baja California peninsula, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico August 18, 2023. Photo via REUTERS/Monserrat Zavala
Weather

Hurricane Hilary Barrels Towards Baja California Peninsula, Southwest US

MEXICO CITY, Aug 19 (Reuters) – Hurricane Hilary hurtled towards Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Saturday, a U.S. government agency

August 19, 2023
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Friday, August 18, 2023
NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft fly over Hurricane Ida in 2021. Photo Credit: Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Doremus, NOAA Corps
Weather

San Diego To Halt Ship Traffic Ahead Of Hurricane Hilary

by John Konrad (gCaptain) San Diego is taking necessary precautions by shutting down harbor pilot operations in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane

August 18, 2023
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NWS National Hurricane Center's 9 AM MDT update for Hurricane Hilary, August 18, 2023. Credit: NHC
Shipping

Hurricane Hilary Intensifies as Storm Charts Path to California

(Bloomberg) — Hurricane Hilary’s winds exploded in strength overnight to reach Category 4 intensity as the rare eastern Pacific storm churned north on

August 18, 2023
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Friday, July 7, 2023
The San Pedro Bay Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. Photo Courtesy Port of Long Beach
Ports

California Awards $1.5 Billion for Port Infrastructure Upgrades

California Governor Gavin Newsom announced an investment of over $1.5 billion for building a more efficient, sustainable, and resilient supply chain, including

July 7, 2023
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Thursday, June 8, 2023
Aerial photo of a container terminal at the port of long beach
Ports

Jobs at Stake as California Port Terminals Go Green

LOS ANGELES, June 8 (Reuters) – Unions hope a $30 million grant to electrify tractors in a Long Beach, California, port terminal’s final push to

June 8, 2023
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Monday, April 17, 2023
Electric Drayage Truck
Environment

Major Investors Eye California Ports For Electric Drayage Boom

By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) California’s bustling seaports, dominated by massive container vessels and soaring cranes, may seem an unlikely setting

April 17, 2023
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Sunday, April 16, 2023
solar panel covered canal
Environment

California Announces Solar-Powered Canal Project

California’s persistent water scarcity issues linger, even after an unusually wet winter. Governor Gavin Newsom has refrained from declaring an end to

April 16, 2023
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Monday, October 17, 2022
Stacked containers and cranes are shown at the Port of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California, U.S. November 22, 2021. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Ports

California Calls for Projects for $1.2 Billion in Port and Freight Infrastructure Funding

The state of California has issued a call for projects for the $1.2 billion in one-time state funding for port and freight infrastructure projects. Finalized

October 17, 2022
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Saturday, July 9, 2022
Trucks At Port Of LA
Ports

California Truckers in Gig-Work Legal Limbo, Risking Supply Chains

By Augusta Saraiva and Ngai Yeung (Bloomberg) –About 70,000 truck owner-operators who form the bedrock of California’s transport industry are in

July 9, 2022
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Sunday, May 15, 2022
Exxon Challenges California’s Denial Of Oil Trucking Permit
Offshore

Exxon Challenges California’s Denial Of Oil Trucking Permit

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES, May 13 (Reuters) – Exxon Mobil Corp has gone to court seeking to force local California government officials to

May 15, 2022
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