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Category: Civil Service


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 […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

New Jersey Judge Rules to Close Keegan Landfill

October 7, 2019

Via: Waste360

A Superior Court judge in New Jersey has ruled that the Keegan Landfill in the Meadowlands “represents a clear and immediate danger” to nearby residents in Kearny and will remain closed. Northjersey.com reports that Kearny Mayor Alberto Santos, who sued […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

Minnesota, New Mexico propose clean car rules as Trump attacks California standards

September 26, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Spurring the electric vehicle market has become a growing priority for state and local leaders looking to cut transportation emissions, and utilities have an increased interest in growing EV markets as they look to diversify their loads. The Department of […]


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

Maine Wants To Take The Reins For Its Health Law Exchange From Federal Government

August 30, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

Maine Gov. Janet Mills notified the Trump administration that the state wants to run its own marketplace instead of relying on the federal government. States with their own exchanges, such as California and Massachusetts, have used the added flexibility that […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As Renewables Surge Ahead of Coal, Lawmakers Introduce National Renewable Standard 

June 27, 2019

Via: PowerMag

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats on June 26 establishes a national electricity standard that would require large retail suppliers to source at least 1.5% of their power from renewables by 2020 and gradually grow that share through 2035. The […]


Basic Services, Civil Service, Public Utilities, Waste Management

House Passes Amendment to Develop National Recycling Strategy

June 21, 2019

Via: Waste360

During floor consideration, the House of Representatives unanimously passed an amendment led by U.S. Congresswoman Haley Stevens, who represents Michigan’s 11th District and is the chair of the House Subcommittee on Research & Technology, in H.R. 3055, the Commerce, Justice, […]


Basic Services, Civil Service

NYC Mayor Appoints Russ to Head Housing Authority

June 19, 2019

Via: Waste360

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has appointed Gregory Russ as the new chair of the New York Housing Authority (NYCHA). Russ has more than 25 years of experience in public housing, according to ABC 7, most recently serving […]