Federal Land In California Could Be Opened Up To More FrackingThe Bureau of Land Management is considering leases that could allow fracking on nearly 2 million acres of California land, including federal mineral estates in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Tulare and Ventura counties.
California Sues Feds Over Offshore FrackingState Attorney General Kamala Harris and the California Coastal Commission on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the federal government's recent finding that fracking off the state's coast has no significant environmental impact.
Brown Appoints Panel To Review California Rules For FrackingThe panel will review a state-ordered fracking study released this month that found some of the chemicals used in California's fracking boom likely pose a risk to public health.
Environmentalists Want Brown To Stop Offshore FrackingState regulators this month approved nine permits for so-called fracking operations between August and December in Long Beach Harbor. The Center for Biological Diversity called on Brown Tuesday to halt the plans.
Gov. Jerry Brown Taking Part In LA Forum On Water ConservationDiscussing the state's future in the midst of a severe drought, Brown noted conservation "is a challenge for all the people of California."
Seismologists Link Oil, Gas Drilling To Spike In US Quakes - But Could That Happen In California?Scientists are now more certain than ever that oil and gas drilling is causing hundreds upon hundreds of earthquakes across the U.S.
Report: Man-Made Earthquakes Shake Over A Dozen Areas In USMore than a dozen areas in the United States have been shaken in recent years by small earthquakes triggered by oil and gas drilling, a government report released Thursday found.
This Week: Robin Williams Is Protected & Maya Angelou Gets StampedThis week, a late comedian's likeness can't be used for quite some time and a late poet gets honored.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Keystone XL Veto Could Make A Case Against FrackingThe move to veto showcases the Obama administration’s focus on climate change and sheds light on the growing concerns over fracking.
Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline BillDefying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.
Congressional Democrats Seek To Step Up Fracking OversightDemocrats on a congressional oversight panel are stepping up their investigation into how well states are regulating the disposal of oil and gas waste, citing continuing public concern about the potential environmental and health risks of hydraulic fracturing.
Porter Ranch Residents Call For Transparency In Oil Wells Plan Residents in one San Fernando Valley neighborhood are calling for more transparency and better oversight for proposed oil drilling expansion near their homes.
'Fracking' Opponents Renew Calls For Moratorium Amid Drought Southland activists and California climate and water experts Wednesday called for officials to impose a moratorium on a controversial natural gas extraction method due to the statewide drought.
Filmmaker Couple Say They Were Duped By Journalist Who Calls Hollywood Elite HypocritesThe couple, Josh and Rebecca Tickell, were producing an anti-fracking documentary for their Green Planet Productions.