Category: Civil Service

Basic Services, Civil Service

Trump Administration ‘Slow-Walking’ Offshore Wind Permits: Sen. Whitehouse

September 29, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat of Rhode Island, has accused the Trump administration of “slow-walking” offshore wind approvals with an eye toward helping natural gas suppliers. The U.S. offshore wind industry, which is gearing up to deliver 25 gigawatts or so […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

California Governor Signs Order Stating No Gas-Powered Cars Sales After 2035

September 29, 2020

Via: Waste360

In a monumental decision to boost electric car sales and reduce transportation emissions, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed an order halting new gas-powered car sales after 2035. The state is the biggest car market in the United States, and […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Councilor Michelle Wu Announces Run for Mayor

September 15, 2020

Via: NYC Streets Blog

Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, a prominent organizer for transit and safer streets improvements in the City of Boston, formally announced her candidacy for the mayor’s office earlier this morning. In a new campaign video, which features the MBTA prominently […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Ohio asks vendors to take pay cuts as pandemic crunches budget

June 22, 2020

Via: StateScoop

Ohio officials last week asked state-government vendors, including technology suppliers, to take 15% cuts to their payment as the state attempts to weather the financial fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a letter to vendors last Friday, Matthew Damschroder, head […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Health & Insurance, Social Services

New York City is working on how to reopen bars and restaurants, Mayor de Blasio says

May 27, 2020


New York City is in the process of figuring out when and how to reopen restaurants and bars safely with public health measures, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. While the city has yet to meet all the requirements to […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

NYC presses the state to approve line-of-duty benefits for police and other city employees who died from coronavirus

May 19, 2020


New York City is pressing the state to approve line-of-duty death benefits for the survivors of municipal employees who died while responding to the Covid-19 outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. “We’ll work with all of our partners in […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

CPUC’s $2.1B wildfire fine could derail bankruptcy exit financing commitments: PG&E

March 20, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC last year opened a proceeding to investigate a series of alleged violations that PG&E committed in relation to the 2017 and 2018 Northern California wildfires, ranging from failing to trim trees around its power lines to inadequately inspecting […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

Washington state finally lifting ban on zero-emission vehicle mandates

March 12, 2020

Via: TNW

Earlier this week, Washington state senators signed a bill that would lift the state’s current ban on zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) programs. All that’s left for it to come into law is governor Jay Inslee’s signature, UCS USA reports. With the […]

Basic Services, Civil Service

LA Sanitation Commits to 100% Electric Refuse Truck Fleet

January 24, 2020

Via: Waste360

Leaders in Los Angeles County’s transportation and energy industries gathered for a panel discussion in downtown Los Angeles on January 22 to discuss their commitments to heavy-duty, zero emissions vehicles. The panel event, hosted by the Los Angeles County Electric […]

Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Court Dismisses Industry Challenge to NYC Waste Equity Law

October 9, 2019

Via: Waste360

A New York Supreme Court judge on October 4 ruled to dismiss a challenge from the waste industry to Local Law 152, better known as the waste equity bill, which requires more than 20 transfer stations located in Brooklyn, Queens […]