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US-Energy-Gas-Environment A Consol Energy Horizontal Gas Drilling Rig explores the Marcellus Shale outside the town of Waynesburg, PA on April 13, 2012. It is estimated that more than 500 trillion cubic feet of shale gas is contained in this stretch of rock that runs through parts of Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and West Virginia. Shale gas is natural gas stored deep underground in fine-grained sedimentary rocks.  (Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty Images)

Central Coast Battle Shaping Up Over Potential For Huge Oil Fracking Operation

A new gold rush is on in California, but this time it’s liquid gold. Instead of strawberries and artichokes, the Central Coast is getting a growing reputation for being the next motherlode for oil.

08/07/2012

Diablo Canyon Nuclear Power Plant. (County of San Luis Obispo)

Poll Finds Support For New California Nuclear Plants On The Decline

A Field Poll finds voter support dwindling for the building of more nuclear power plants in California, but a majority believes the state’s existing plants are safe.

CBS San Francisco–06/22/2011

Police officers wear protective suits during biodefense training, over biohazard symbol (AP)

Website Teaches Bay Area How To Respond To Bio-Terror Threats

Bay Area health officials are asking for the public’s assistance to test an emergency website that would help in the event of an infectious disease emergency.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–06/08/2011

(AP)

San Francisco Quake Drill Highlights Need For Home Retrofits

You may have participated in Thursday’s Great California Shake-Out drill and practiced your “drop, cover and hold on.” Now, you might want to take some time to see if your home is ready for “the Big One.”

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/21/2010

(AP)

State Officials In Menlo Park To Tout Quake Preparedness

Geologists and first responders gathered in Menlo Park Monday to remind people that preparedness means more than just storing water and a flashlight in the garage.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–10/18/2010

(CBS) - A volunteer covered in fake blood participates in a previous SFO disaster drill

Drill Keeps SFO First Responders On Their Toes

SFO’s Emergency Operation Center did a table-top exercise Wednesday to get the team ready to deal with any emergency that’s thrown their way.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–09/22/2010