A patchwork of regulations is out of sync with the urgency of the climate crisis, experts say.
Residents challenge regulators’ claims that they can’t account for toxic oil and gas emissions in the San Joaquin Valley.
Economists caution the billion-dollar tax windfall is the boom portion of a boom-bust resource cycle.
The legislation would increase fines for violations at long last, but is getting heavy pushback.
A move by the Valencia County Commission surprises the public and helps a major donor.
Fossil fuel interest groups are telling New Mexicans: let us keep drilling or the state’s education system will collapse.
The oil and gas industry could jeopardize federal funding to clean up the state’s thousands of abandoned and leaking wells.
23 California legislators who failed to support clean energy bills have taken a combined $1.58 million from the oil and gas industry.
New well count rises as governor appoints oil lobbyist to top role.
Oil production and rhetoric are up — but jobs and investments? Not so much.
Fossil fuel companies are pushing for investment in emission-reducing technologies critics say are unproven or even harmful.
Critics maintain that short legislative sessions hinder lawmakers’ ability to address significant policy issues.
Over the past four years, fossil fuel companies paid almost $77.5 million to lobby lawmakers in Sacramento.
Three bills may fall victim to a new push for more oil drilling.
The state is in danger of missing its 2030 emission goal, but the oil and gas industry is lobbying against changes.
Lawsuit in Bay Area represents a looming issue for thousands of idled oil and gas wells.
The state’s booming budget lacks cash for monitoring of oil and gas wells.
Lax reporting laws leave politicians and the public in the dark about legislation backers.
The state’s record $8.47 billion budget bill lacks adequate funding to monitor oil and gas operations and combat climate change.
Report shows that hiring nine new oil and gas regulators would generate a half-billion dollars in remediation work.