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.
The college program is after state grants to rebuild and expand natural gas production in the San Juan Basin.
The drastic increase in permits comes at a time when climate science shows that new drilling and production should be winding down.
PFAS chemicals persist indefinitely in the environment and are linked to severe illnesses.
While New Mexico sizzles and the West burns, methane emissions from the state’s biggest oilfield keep rising.
The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables.
The state has hit record oil and gas production, but the industry jobs outlook remains bleak.
Despite Democrats’ supermajority and an environmental emergency, climate bills are hitting a wall in the California Senate.
Biden’s ban on new drilling operations on public lands has been blocked for now, but the political battle rages on.
More than a year after a shuttered drilling site in the middle of a South L.A. neighborhood was deemed unsafe, it remains a risk for residents.
Plans to dredge a fragile Gulf Coast estuary and Superfund site are being ‘fast-tracked’ in a rush to export Permian oil to Europe
In the first three months of 2021, the petroleum industry spent over $4.3 million lobbying Sacramento.
State officials want the petroleum industry to cut ozone-causing pollutants, but say understaffing will make enforcement tricky.
News that focuses only on energy production numbers and not the effects of petroleum gushing from wells is typical of oil and gas reporting.
The oil company behind a spill in Inglewood is headed by a powerful lobbying official who’s fighting tougher regulations.
With warming environments, landscapes are shifting. But life is still abundant.
Proponents of a regulatory exemption claim it would protect small operators. But large oil companies would see the most benefit.
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.