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.
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.
Oilfield dangers aren’t confined to the drilling pad – many Permian Basin homes have pipes carrying gas, oil and contaminated water running right through their yards.
The county’s efforts to enact environmental safety measures are being met with fierce resistance.
Even in the face of catastrophic changes to the environment, fossil fuel interests continue to advance their agenda in the Golden State.
More than 40% of New Mexico’s income relies on oil and gas, leaving the state vulnerable to the industry’s boom and bust cycle.
Co-published by the Santa Fe Reporter
In the state’s oil patches, inspections lag as production—and pollution—rebound.