| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:50 PM
For the first time in months, most Californians are shelling out more than $4 for a gallon of regular gasoline. And with the busy summer driving season ahead, prices are likely to move even higher, fuel analysts said.
It's a rite of spring as...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:29 AM
A new project being launched on Wednesday will bring concerns about air pollution near Southern California oil refineries very close to home.
The environmental group Coalition For a Safe Environment earlier this week installed a air-quality monitor on...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 1:25 PM
BP, the petroleum giant, has more than doubled its estimate of how much crude oil it spilled this week into Lake Michigan, a source of drinking water for some 7 million people in Chicago and its suburbs.
On Monday, BP reported the spill into the lake...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Last week's announcement by the U.S. State Department that a decision over the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline will be delayed pending a legal challenge in Nebraska was a prudent step that was also politically convenient for President Barack Obama...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 8:40 PM
California Democrats gathered Saturday to celebrate their dominance in state politics, buoyant about their prospects in this year's elections.
But the party's annual convention showed potential minefields for a group that appears to be at the peak of...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:56 PM
The oil-rich city of Carson has imposed an emergency moratorium on all new drilling, halting efforts by a petroleum company to bore more than 200 wells near homes and a state university.
The drilling ban, which runs for 45 days but could be extended...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Work crews continued to scramble Tuesday to clean up crude oil that seeped from the ground and forced the closure of a Wilmington residential street, but it remained unclear what caused the leak or who was to blame.
A Phillips 66 spokesperson said the...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:06 PM
The Carson City Council passed a moratorium on all new oil drilling citywide late Tuesday night after dozens of residents spoke against a massive proposed oil project by Occidental Petroleum.
In a 5-0 vote, council members imposed an immediate ban on...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 6:16 PM
In the ongoing battle over offshore drilling, a federal judge in Alaska told regulators Thursday to redo an environmental impact study that underestimated the amount of recoverable oil and, potentially, the risks to delicate Arctic habitat.
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:39 PM
SACRAMENTO — A proposal to charge a tax on oil pumped from the ground in California was approved Thursday by a state Senate panel on grounds that it would help fund higher education in the state.
The Senate Education Committee voted, 5-2, to...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 10:26 PM
A South Bay assemblyman is proposing a loan of state funds to Hermosa Beach to take the financial heat off voters who are being asked to decide whether to allow oil drilling in their city for the first time in more than 80 years.
The legislation would...