Archive for April 13th, 2017

Government Dams Up Information on Safety Issues


Thursday April 13th, 2017   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 9:14am PDT   •   1 Comment

During winter storms back in February, the emergency spillway of the Oroville dam failed, forcing the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people. Engineers had known for decades that the rock-and-soil spillway was unreliable but did nothing. California Rep. John Garamendi said the spillway “worked fine until it had to be used.” Governor Jerry Brown said,...
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U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico Sliding Toward Bankruptcy?


Thursday April 13th, 2017   •   Posted by Craig Eyermann at 6:28am PDT   •   0 Comments

Nearly one year ago, the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico officially defaulted on its debts. In response to that default, and the looming threat even larger defaults the U.S. Congress passed an emergency debt relief bill to rescue the territorial government of Puerto Rico, which President Obama signed into law on June 30, 2016....
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