Alameda CTC moves $400 million from failed BART to Livermore plan to ValleyLink

The Alameda County Transportation Commission approved the transfer of $400 million in funding once earmarked for the failed BART to Livermore plan to ValleyLink, a proposed rail project that would connect the Tri-Valley to San Joaquin County. “It’s time to move ahead. Let’s make this happen,” Dublin Mayor David Haubert said. The expenditure is nowhere … Continue reading Alameda CTC moves $400 million from failed BART to Livermore plan to ValleyLink

Appellate court upholds ruling against Oakland’s coal ban

A federal appellate court upheld a previous ruling to invalidate Oakland’s prohibition on coal shipments on Tuesday. The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals sided with a May 2018 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria that found the city of Oakland insufficiently argued that coal shipments posed a significant harm to the community. … Continue reading Appellate court upholds ruling against Oakland’s coal ban

Environmentalists want ALCO supes to deny Livermore oil producer’s permit

Environmentalists say the use of waterflooding puts the aquifer at risk, along more seismic activity. County staff says claims are unfounded.