A dramatic showdown at a rail yard in Richmond on Thursday as protesters locked themselves to a gate to disrupt operations at the facility.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) says it will resume oil and gas leasing for fracking on federal land in California next year.
A tanker ship disabled by an engine room fire that killed a crewmember earlier this month is due to arrive at the Port of San Francisco Wednesday afternoon.
Environmentally-Friendly Savior Of Oil Fracking Industry Could Be… Haliburton? New Fluids Made With Soy, Vegetables
In the environmentally sensitive Bay Area, “fracked” oil may be a dirty word, but new technology being pioneered by some environmentalists’ arch nemesis, Haliburton, could make fracking literally palatable by using fluids sourced from the food industry.
Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.
Chevron is disputing an assessment by fire officials that a burst crude oil processing pipeline at its Richmond refinery led to a small fire there early Wednesday morning.
Fire crews worked to clean up a pipe leaking hydrocarbon after it caught fire at the Chevron Refinery in Richmond Wednesday morning.
4,000 Gallons Of Gasoline Spilled From Monday’s Overturned Tanker Wreck On Sir Francis Drake Blvd. In Marin County
California Highway Patrol officials said 4,000 gallons of gasoline spilled when a big-rig with two tank trailers overturned on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard near San Quentin State Prison in Marin County on Monday.
A tanker truck crash has blocked a portion of one of Marin County’s main traffic arteries Monday morning, creating a backup that extended across the Richmond Bridge throughout the morning commute.
In the Bay Area, residents are constantly reminded to ‘spare the air’, but air quality managers may be letting some of the worst polluters off the hook.