Imperial Valley News
Washington, DC - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today said a U.S. Department of Agriculture grant has helped initiate a partnership that is improving the environment, creating a market for carbon credits generated on working grasslands. Chevrolet, a division of General Motors, recently purchased almost 40,000 carbon dioxide reduction tons generated on working ranch grasslands in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota.
Washington, DC - NASA has received an unmodified, or “clean”, audit opinion on its fiscal year 2014 financial statements, marking the fourth consecutive year of “clean” opinions. The agency has released its fiscal year 2014 Agency Financial Report (AFR), which provides details on its financial results and performance highlights.
Sacramento, California - The California Energy Commission approved $13.5 million for energy efficiency measures to 14 schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Joaquin County and Orange County during its monthly business meeting today. The Energy Commission also approved grants to four entities to develop and research alternative and renewable fuel projects.
Washington, DC - U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on FCC’s E-rate proposal:
President Obama’s SupplierPay Initiative Expands; 21 Additional Companies Pledge to Strengthen America’s Small Businesses
Washington, DC - Today, the White House announced an expansion of President Obama’s SupplierPay initiative, a partnership with the private sector to strengthen small businesses by increasing their working capital, so they can grow and hire more workers.
Sacramento, California - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointments of Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez and Long Beach City College superintendent-president Eloy Ortiz Oakley to the University of California Board of Regents.