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Oil Regulations

A Bill to Regulate Oil Refineries Also Threatens Public Access Rights

Peter Scheer | Posted 11.12.2014 | Los Angeles
Peter Scheer

Ostensibly a bill to strengthen safety regulation of oil refineries, SB 1300 would eviscerate the state's freedom of information law. The original version of this legislation required oil companies to file reports on scheduled shutdowns, typically for maintenance, of their refinery facilities. So far, no problem. Then came last-minute amendments

EPA Reviews Oil And Gas Environmental Regulations After Lawsuit

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing four air emission rules for oil and natural gas operations, albeit many years later th...

Oil Spill: BP Refused To Share Underwater Footage

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

During a series of dry-run exercises, where the U.S. Coast Guard, other agencies and oil companies practiced their response to major oil spill disaste...

BP Oil Spill - Let's All Join Together and Say, NEVER AGAIN

Matt Petersen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Matt Petersen

Like most Americans, I continue to be depressed and angered by BP's wholly inadequate response to the tragic BP oil spill, despoiling the Gulf Coast...

Colorado Approves 5,100 Oil, Gas Permits In 2009; Down From 2008

AP | JUDITH KOHLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER — Colorado approved about 5,100 oil and gas drilling permits last year, down from the record 8,027 issued in 2008 before the recession. ...