Senate Blocks Move To Overturn Obama-Era Rule On DrillingThe Senate on Wednesday failed in a bid to reverse an Obama-era regulation restricting harmful methane emissions that escape from oil and gas wells on federal land.
New Stress Maps Could End Earthquakes Induced By Oilfield Wastewater InjectionScientists have created new maps that can help oil and gas developers stop inducing earthquakes.
Study: Drilling May Have Caused Deadly 1933 LA QuakeNew research suggests oil drilling decades ago may have triggered earthquakes in the Los Angeles region, including the 1933 quake that killed more than 100 people.
California Drought To Cost Billions; Farmers Still 2.5M Acre-Feet Short Despite Drilling For WaterA new forecast says the economic impact of California’s drought will grow by $500 million in 2015, to $2.7 billion.
California's Central Valley Sinking Faster Than Ever Before As Farmers Drill For Water During DroughtCalifornia’s Central Valley is sinking at a rate never before seen during the state’s historic drought, and farmers are shouldering some of the blame for the damage that sinking is causing.
Report Links Fracking To Surge Of Earthquake ActivityStates where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes of its wastewater.
California’s Record Drought Sparks Well Drilling BoomCalifornia water well diggers are working around the clock, drilling wells for farmers desperate to keep their crops from turning to dust.
Santa Cruz First County In State To Ban Fracking Santa Cruz is the first county in California to pass an anti-fracking ordinance that prohibits the controversial oil-drilling method.
Feds Postpone California Lease Auctions For Oil, Gas DrillingFederal land managers are postponing all oil and gas lease auctions in California until October, citing budget problems and low staffing, and the toll of environmental litigation.
Closer Look: Focus On Natural Gas Recalls Delta Town's HeydayWith a renewed emphasis on natural gas as a cleaner-burning alternative fuel, Rio Vista -- at the center of one of the state's biggest gas fields -- should benefit but there are signs that the gas wells are slowly giving out.
Drilling Starts at the Caldecott Tunnel