Energy companies use a greenhouse gas to force out more oil in a little-known process that can bring headaches to rural communities.
How Sacramento deals with polluted wells is quickly, if quietly, defining how seriously California takes the issue of clean drinking water.
A book written by the “Erin Brockovich of sewage” is a call to find common ground for clean water and other environmental justice causes.
An October bankruptcy settlement let Exide Technologies walk away from a multimillion dollar cleanup in L.A. Could California have done more to secure recovery costs?
Who was watching the watchdogs as the cleanup of lead contamination on L.A.’s Eastside ran out of money?
Young environmental activists from Extinction Rebellion rally for clean water in downtown Los Angeles.
The Newsom administration has established a pattern of approving permits during busy news cycles.
Estrada Courts sits within the Exide contamination zone, but the state has yet to test the homes there for lead.
Trump and Biden exchanged words over climate change on Tuesday night. How many of them were accurate?
A bill to reform the Department of Toxic Substances Control has been a long time coming, but will Governor Newsom sign it?
Budget overruns, conflicts of interest and bankruptcy hound the quarter-billion-dollar Exide cleanup.
While California was convulsed by COVID-19 and George Floyd’s death, the governor gave Big Oil a big gift.
The five-year cleanup of a lead-contamination zone is a story of confusion, shifting goalposts, missed deadlines and bloated budgets.
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A family of toxins known as PFAS has gotten its closeup on the silver screen via Dark Waters. Will regulators take note?
One analysis predicts consumers would lose $460 billion between 2021 and 2026, primarily due to reversals in net fuel economy.
Health officials took eight days to send letters to parents of children possibly contaminated by lead. And not everyone received a letter.
The state only requires schools to take action if lead levels exceed 15 ppb. But the CDC says there’s no safe blood lead level for children.
SoCalGas has been telling Southern Californians that they will lose natural gas in their homes due to coming state regulations.
A warehouse project is planned for a Los Angeles area that is among the very worst in the state for the threats that toxic cleanups and hazardous wastes pose.