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.
The impact of underground injection wells on aquifers is not well understood, but the state continues to allow their proliferation.
Energy companies use a greenhouse gas to force out more oil in a little-known process that can bring headaches to rural communities.
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.