The state asked for federal help to find oil field emissions; the EPA found dozens — but in three years it has issued only two fines.
The state is in danger of missing its 2030 emission goal, but the oil and gas industry is lobbying against changes.
Proponents of a regulatory exemption claim it would protect small operators. But large oil companies would see the most benefit.
But will fence-line communities really get the jobs?
The increasing volatility of the oil and gas market could loosen the industry’s grip on state politics.
The Newsom administration has established a pattern of approving permits during busy news cycles.
Environmentalists estimate 95 percent of the state’s wells will be exempt from new emission regulations.
The state might be three decades late in meeting its 2030 climate goals and more than 100 years late in hitting 2050 targets.
One analysis predicts consumers would lose $460 billion between 2021 and 2026, primarily due to reversals in net fuel economy.
Cory Booker emerges from the school choice closet. More California kids are missing classes due to fires. Ethnic studies gets a reboot.
Selling credits for forest protection hasn’t worked before. Why does the state’s air board think it will now?
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s resolution spotlights stealth connections between free trade deals, offshoring and carbon emissions.