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.
Two wells, two accidents — but no answers.
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In the Los Angeles area alone, 11 new tank projects are underway, mainly in communities of color.
But will fence-line communities really get the jobs?
Tribal governments say they haven’t been adequately consulted on the plan, which could bring thousands of new oil and gas wells to the area.
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 risk.
Two rural communities prepare to wrest more control over protecting their air from pollution.
Santa Fe’s easy familiarity with energy industry representatives illustrates how one of the most powerful lobbies is treated within state government.
What the state can learn from coal’s decline — before the oil and gas industry goes off a cliff.
But not everyone in the state is rankled by Joe Biden’s executive order.
The California governor has so far approved more than 8,000 fossil fuel permits on private and state lands.