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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

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710 Freeway Reopened In Time For Morning Commute After Fiery Tanker Trash

A portion of a Los Angeles freeway has been reopened after a fiery tanker truck crash seriously injured the driver, prompted evacuation of nearby homes, and snarled traffic for hours.

10/28/2013

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Portion Of 710 Freeway In Commerce Remains Closed After Big Rig Crash, Fire

Authorities say two people were injured after a big rig went over a freeway embankment and caught fire in the city of Commerce.

10/27/2013

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

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

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

A man pumps gas in California (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Gas Prices Are The Government and Obama’s Fault

Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.

10/10/2012

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Calif. Gas Prices Still High Despite Lower Wholesale Costs

Prices at the pump continued to hover around $5 per gallon in Southern California on Tuesday even though wholesale gas prices decreased.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/09/2012

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