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Upstream Oil and Gas Activities

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  • Hermosa Beach backs bill for state loan to pay oil drilling settlement

    The city of Hermosa Beach has thrown its support behind a proposed law designed to relieve financial pressure that leaders are facing in an ongoing debate over oil drilling. City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to support a bill in the...
  • Pennsylvania rabbit breeder sues fracking support company over animal deaths

    HARRISBURG, Pa., May 15 (Reuters) - A show rabbit breeder in Pennsylvania is suing a French gas exploration company for using low-flying helicopters she said terrorized her prized animals, causing many to die and leaving survivors unable to breed....
  • Hermosa Beach backs bill for state loan to pay drilling penalty

    Hermosa Beach backs bill for state loan to pay drilling penalty
    The city of Hermosa Beach has thrown its support behind a proposed law designed to relieve financial pressure that leaders there are facing in an ongoing debate over oil drilling. City Council members voted unanimously Monday night to support...
  • Poll shows strong support for oil extraction tax, Tom Steyer says

    Poll shows strong support for oil extraction tax, Tom Steyer says
    Support for a state oil extraction tax is strong and includes large percentages of Democrats, independents and even Republicans, says Tom Steyer, a billionaire former hedge fund investor turned environmentalist and political activist. Steyer, a San...
  • States must be warned of risky crude oil shipments, authorities say

    Calling a "startling" pattern of spills and fires an "imminent hazard," the U.S. Department of Transportation took another small step Wednesday toward addressing the growing risks of shipping oil by rail from the North Dakota region to both coasts....
  • Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking

    Carson imposes moratorium on oil drilling over fear of fracking
    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...
  • NAACP official backed oil drilling by donor

    NAACP official backed oil drilling by donor
    There was a packed house last week when the Carson City Council debated whether to extend a temporary moratorium on oil drilling in the city. Residents were divided, and oil giant Occidental Petroleum was pushing to lift the ban. There were dozens of...
  • Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil

    Sens. Warner and Kaine call for safer rail shipments for volatile crude oil
    Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are calling for safer rail shipments of crude oil and better communication with first-responders after the train derailment in downtown Lynchburg that spilled 20,000 gallons of crude into the James River. In a letter...
  • Judge suspends Arctic drilling, orders new environmental report

    Judge suspends Arctic drilling, orders new environmental report
    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. The decision...
  • L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill

    L.A. River spared in 10,000-gallon Atwater Village oil spill
    No crude oil from a 10,000-gallon spill in Atwater Village entered the L.A. River, officials said Thursday as they continued to clean up the slippery mess. An L.A. County official said it could take a few days to clean up the spill, which occurred...
  • Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days

    Oil spill cleanup in Atwater Village expected to take several days
    Cleanup of a 10,000-gallon crude oil spill in Atwater Village is expected to continue for several days, and roads remained closed in the area Friday, officials said. Crews continued Friday to power-spray affected asphalt, concrete and walls in the...