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The most recent auction of cap-and-trade permits, jointly held by California and Québec, generated $630 million in revenue for California alone. That’s just the first quarterly auction of the year – if the other three raise a similar amount of money, California will have raised around $2.5 billion. And since 25% of the yearly take […]

Mar 19th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

The impact of high speed rail on rural landowners is rapidly becoming the top obstacle facing HSR projects not just in California, but also in Texas. A state representative from a town just north of Houston, along the proposed Dallas to Houston HSR route, filed a bill last week intended to stop the privately-funded project: […]

Mar 16th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

It’s become clear in recent weeks that one of the main challenges facing the California high speed rail project, now that it’s navigated most of the initial political, legal, and financial hurdles, is the anemic pace of land acquisition. Tim Sheehan at the Fresno Bee takes a closer look at the issue and concludes part […]

Mar 11th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

Recently a story has been making the rounds that a company plans to build a hyperloop test track in the Central Valley: The idea is to build a five-mile track in Quay Valley, a planned community (itself a grandiose idea) that will be built from scratch on 7,500 acres of land around Interstate 5, midway […]

Mar 10th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized
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