In two years, the company secured millions in bonds, three pipelines, five lawsuits and a lien.
Even Texas and Wyoming do a better job protecting communities from oil and gas drilling.
The renewed agreement with Amplify Energy could keep the pipeline responsible for the spill in operation through 2040.
Wastewater injection wells are believed to be behind the significant increase in seismic activity.
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.
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.
Proponents of a regulatory exemption claim it would protect small operators. But large oil companies would see the most benefit.