Kirk Siegler

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Transportation Officials Announce Tough Standards For Railcars Carrying Oil

Friday, May 01, 2015

U.S. and Canadian transportation officials announced Friday new, tougher standards for tank cars that haul explosive crude oil. But some safety advocates say the regulations don't do ...


Villages Along Nepal's Araniko Highway Wait For Quake Relief

Friday, May 01, 2015

A trip along an important road link between Nepal's capital Kathmandu and China illustrates how hard it is to distribute aid — or even reach some of Nepal's remote mountainside villages.


Nepali Prime Minister Declares 3 Days Of Mourning Following Quake

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Nepal's prime minister declared three days of national mourning after Saturday's earthquake. The death toll could exceed 10,000. For many, the mourning began right after the disaster,...


Wounded Nepalis Stream Into Kathmandu, Overwhelming Hospitals

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tens of thousands of victims have descended on Nepal's capital from remote, hard-hit mountainside villages that have seen little assistance. Already-strained hospitals are stretched even thinner.


Death Toll Continues To Rise After Devastating Earthquake Hits Nepal

Monday, April 27, 2015

Some harrowing stories are emerging about people who are trapped among the rubble from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal this weekend.


California Cities Struggle To Meet Water Conservation Targets

Friday, April 24, 2015

Early next month, California plans to finalize its emergency water conservation plan. Cities are under the gun to cut their water usage from anywhere between 15 and 40 percent.


As Lake Mead Levels Drop, The West Braces For Bigger Drought Impact

Friday, April 17, 2015

Near Las Vegas, levels in the nation's largest reservoir have dropped 140 feet since 2000. Water deliveries to Nevada, Arizona and California may soon be rationed — and farmers would feel it first.


Year After Denying Federal Control, Bundy Still Runs His Bit Of Nevada

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Rancher Cliven Bundy successfully stood down Bureau of Land Management agents near Las Vegas. He's considered a symbol for a national movement to wrest Western lands from U.S. agencies' authority.


California Works Out Details Of Mandatory Water Restrictions

Thursday, April 09, 2015

State regulators will begin enforcing the new restrictions on a sliding scale. That means that some cities that have been slacking in water conservation will have to do a lot more than others.


California Farmers Gulp Most Of State's Water, But Say They've Cut Back

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Farms in California use as much as four times the water consumed by cities and towns. Now farmers are on defense after the governor decided to mostly exempt them from new, sweeping water cutbacks.


California Governor Announces First Ever Mandatory Water Restrictions

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced mandatory water restrictions Wednesday. The move coincides with new figures that show snowpack in the Sierra Nevada mountains is at a historic low.


Calif. Governor Can't Make It Rain, But Can Make Relief Money Pour

Friday, March 27, 2015

Can you spend your way out of an historic drought? Not really, but the consensus in Sacramento these days seems to be that money certainly helps.

Just days after it was introduced, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill today.

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Gold Mining Company Inks Deal To Save The Sage Grouse

Thursday, March 26, 2015

In Nevada, federal wildlife officials have brokered a landmark conservation deal with a gold mining company that the government says could help protect thousands of acres of critical habitat for the greater sage grouse.

Under the agreement announced Thursday, the company Barrick Gold Corp., the U.S. Fish and Wildlife ...


Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

Friday, March 20, 2015

Low oil prices have led to a drop in drilling, but not as much as you might expect. In some parts of the state's Bakken oil patch, production continues at a feverish pace.


California Governor Announces Billion Dollar Drought Relief Plan

Thursday, March 19, 2015

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced an emergency measure to fund drought relief Thursday. California is facing its fourth consecutive year of drought, and the state is tightening water restrictions.


Low Oil Prices Could Stall Explosive Growth In Montana Boom Town

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Oil production appears to be churning right along in Sidney. But leaders are bracing for a whole lot less oil tax revenue to pay for services that are stretched thin.


L.A.'s Skid Row Tense After Fatal Police Shooting Of Homeless Man

Monday, March 02, 2015

The Los Angeles Police Department is gathering more evidence — and videos — related to Sunday's shooting. Skid Row is home to thousands of people with mental illness and substance abuse problems.


Agreement Reached In West Coast Ports Labor Dispute

Saturday, February 21, 2015

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From Jobs To Car Parts, Port Dispute Rippling Through The Economy

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A labor dispute between shipping lines and dock workers has created big cargo backups at many West Coast ports. The slowdown is touching nearly every part of the nation's consumer economy.


Labor Secretary Gets Involved In Stalled Port Talks

Monday, February 16, 2015

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez has intervened in an ongoing labor dispute at West Coast ports. Contract negotiations have dragged on for eight months. There is a huge backlog of ships waiting to unload.