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California Oil Drilling

California Cracks Down On Oil And Gas Industry

AP | ELLEN KNICKMEYER | Posted 05.11.2015 | Green

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lax oversight by the state has allowed the oil and gas industry to contaminate protected water aquifers and endanger the public...

California Shuts Down Oil Wells To Protect Groundwater

AP | SCOTT SMITH | Posted 05.04.2015 | Green

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A dozen wells used to pump oil and gas in California's Central Valley have been ordered to stop production to protect undergro...

California Has Been Letting Oil Companies Dump In Protected Water Sources, And Conservationists Are Livid

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green

Conservationists are calling on California to shut down injection wells after a scathing San Francisco Chronicle report found the state has been letti...

Californians Care A LOT About Climate Change. Here's Why

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 10.01.2013 | Los Angeles

Californians, apparently feeling better about the state's economic prospects, believe more strongly than ever that their state government should act i...

Will This Beach Town Start Drilling For Oil?

AP | Posted 09.21.2013 | Los Angeles

HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Residents are debating whether to get back into the oil business, 80 years after this wealthy coastal town first banned...

Huge News For California Drilling

AP | GARANCE BURKE | Posted 07.07.2013 | San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — Federal land managers have postponed all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low ...

Official Fought For Decades To Save Land From Drillers, But Now Wants Oil

AP | NOAKI SCHWARTZ | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green

WHITTIER, Calif. — Whittier city official Bob Henderson has spent three decades, by his own account, helping rescue vast expanses of this hilly ...

Congress Considers Drilling On The West Coast

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Susanne Rust | Posted 07.04.2011 | Los Angeles

Nearly a year after a BP oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico and created one of the largest environmental catastrophes of all time, federal lawmake...

West Coast Lawmakers Call For Permanent Ban On New Offshore Drilling

AP | KEVIN FREKING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON — About 20 West Coast lawmakers are backing legislation that would permanently ban new offshore drilling in federal waters near Calif...