Monterey County Voters Approve Ban On Oil Drilling, FrackingVoters in an oil-producing county in California have cracked down on fracking and new oil-well drilling.
USGS: Damaging Earthquake Risk Now Greater In Oklahoma Than CaliforniaFederal scientists say the chance of damaging earthquakes hitting east of the Rockies has increased significantly, much of it a man-made byproduct of drilling for energy.
Report: Earthquakes Triggered By Oil, Gas Drilling Shake Over A Dozen Areas In U.S.More 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.
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.
Obama Orders Federal Protection For Massive Swath Of Bay Area CoastlinePresident Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that will permanently ban oil drilling off the Northern California coast by expanding the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.