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City Council Orders Investigation Into Possible Connection Between Fracking, Seismic Activity

City Council members Tuesday called on city staff to investigate whether natural gas and oil drilling methods, such as fracking, helped trigger Monday’s magnitude-4.4 earthquake.

03/18/2014

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Crews Mop Up Oil Leak In Wilmington After Pipe Rupture

A possible broken pipe may have caused oil to seep onto the streets of Wilmington overnight Tuesday, officials said.

03/18/2014

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City Council Passes LA ‘Fracking’ Ban

The Los Angeles City Council moved Friday to make L.A. the biggest city in the nation to approve a moratorium on a controversial oil and gas drilling practice.

02/28/2014

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Top Democratic Lawmaker Proposes Fuel Tax

The state Senate leader on Thursday proposed a tax on consumer fuel purchases of gasoline, oil, diesel, ethanol and natural gas, with the money raised diverted to mass transit projects and households making less than $75,000 annually.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/20/2014

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Security Drill Off San Pedro Coast Simulates Attack On Oil, Gas Platforms

Federal, state and local law enforcement officials Tuesday are taking part in a security exercise to protect oil and gas platforms in Southern California from potential threats.

11/26/2013

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LA County Supervisors Reject Proposed Oil Drilling In Whittier Hills

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to halt proposed oil drilling in Whittier Hills – but the long-running battle is far from over.

10/30/2013

KNX On Your Corner

KNX On Your Corner: University Park Toxics

(KNX 1070) – Residents in University Park near USC finally get a public hearing this week about nasty odors in their neighborhood. Ed Mertz reports they believe the fumes are coming from an oil field […]

10/18/2013

Environmentalists have voiced concerns about fracking. (credit: CBS)

City Council Mulls Moratorium On Fracking

Two Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion Wednesday calling for a moratorium on a controversial natural gas extraction process.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2013

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SoCal Gas Prices Lowest In Months Despite Egypt Unrest

Gasoline prices in Southern California are plunging to their lowest in months despite the ongoing civil unrest in Egypt.

08/16/2013

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Learn Where Your Gas Comes From At The California Oil Museum

Do you know the history of one of America’s most used resources? Learn the ins and outs of the booming oil industry.

08/09/2013

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City Council To Weigh Stance On Tougher Fracking Regulations

Members of the Los Angeles City Council are expected to consider a resolution calling for tougher regulations on local fracking activities when the Council returns from recess next week.

08/07/2013

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Oil Drilling Study Set To Begin In Hermosa Beach

Hermosa Beach is debating whether to get back into the oil business, 80 years after the Southern California beach town first banned them.

07/22/2013

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Air Force Considers Drilling For Oil At Vandenberg

U.S. Air Force officials are considering leasing land to private companies to drill for oil and gas on California’s central coast.

07/20/2013

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Wildlife Activists Blame Natural Spill For Influx Of Oil-Coated Birds

Dozens of oiled seabirds have been found beached and covered in oil along the Santa Barbara coast this month, animal rescue officials said Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/18/2013

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

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