Posts Tagged ‘San Joaquin Valley’

Last weekend a meeting in Hanford brought together anti-high speed rail activists to pitch their case for unnecessary changes that would undermine, perhaps fatally, the California high speed rail project. The only difference is that the meeting was held by those who consider themselves to be supporters of passenger rail. The Train Riders Association of […]

Nov 5th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

According to the American Lung Association, 8 of the nation’s 10 most polluted cities are in California. And 6 of those are in the Central Valley. What they all have in common is a dependence on the automobile, a situation that a bullet train powered by 100% renewable electricity would certainly help matters. The list, […]

Apr 24th, 2013 | Filed under Uncategorized

The Fresno Bee’s Tim Sheehan has an excellent article providing an overview of the HSR construction timeline for the Fresno to Merced segment – and the ways that lawsuits could delay that timeline enough to jeopardize the federal funding. Which is the entire point of those lawsuits. In its legal battle arguing that an injunction […]

Oct 8th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized

There’s been a lot of discussion of the California Environmental Quality Act lately and the need to reform it. My view is that environmental regulations and reviews of projects are very important, but that it should not be used to stop good and environmentally friendly projects from going forward. If the review process is used […]

Sep 26th, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized