The renewed agreement with Amplify Energy could keep the pipeline responsible for the spill in operation through 2040.
The move will impact over a thousand active wells.
Amid drought and wildfire crises, the state's powerful industries have stymied 12 bills meant to address climate change and industry accountability.
PFAS chemicals persist indefinitely in the environment and are linked to severe illnesses.
The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables.
Despite Democrats’ supermajority and an environmental emergency, climate bills are hitting a wall in the California Senate.
In the first three months of 2021, the petroleum industry spent over $4.3 million lobbying Sacramento.
The oil company behind a spill in Inglewood is headed by a powerful lobbying official who's fighting tougher regulations.
The impact of underground injection wells on aquifers is not well understood, but the state continues to allow their proliferation.
Richmond Mayor Tom Butt was publicly optimistic about a Chevron oil refinery spill. In private he offered a much more critical assessment.
One of the state's most polluted counties is poised to rubber stamp new oil and gas wells for decades to come—putting its most vulnerable residents at...
The California governor has so far approved more than 8,000 fossil fuel permits on private and state lands.
The county’s efforts to enact environmental safety measures are being met with fierce resistance.