State Sen. Wiener Announces Bill to Phase Out Fracking In CaliforniaState Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced Wednesday that he’s submitting a bill that seeks to phase out fracking for oil in the state and would also create a buffer zone around oil extraction sites to ensure they are not near homes, schools or other community locations.
Environmentalists: Newsom's Ban On Fracking By 2024 Too LateCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Wednesday to end issuing new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024, a delay criticized by many environmental groups.
Oil Drilling May Be Coming Back to Brentwood Next To New HomesOil rigs pumping crude right next to homes may be the norm in Kern County. But not in the Bay Area, and that's why it came as a shock when some East Bay residents found out about a proposal to drill for oil right behind their housing development.
California Sues To Block Trump Administration Fracking PlansCalifornia increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land.
Newsom Halts Fracking Permits In Oil Producer CrackdownGov. Gavin Newsom cracked down on oil producers Tuesday, halting approval of hundreds of fracking permits until independent scientists can review them.
Newsom: Soaring Number Of Fracking Permits Led To State Top Oil Regulator's FiringGov. Gavin Newsom defended the firing of California's top oil and gas regulator Friday, strongly voicing his opposition to fracking and to the future of the controversial practice in the state.
Pair Of 4.2 Magnitude Quakes Damage Homes, Buildings In OklahomaBricks were split and pulled from walls of homes and buildings when a pair of 4.2 earthquakes struck the town of Breckenridge in Northern Oklahoma on Sunday.
California Sues Trump Administration Over Fracking RuleCalifornia's attorney general sued the Trump administration yet again Wednesday, this time for rolling back a fracking rule that the state says is designed to protect public health and the environment.
Quake-Prone Kansas Hit By Dozens Of Temblors Since March Due To FrackingThe U.S. Geological Survey says two earthquakes were recorded in Kansas during the Memorial Day weekend, bringing the total to nine earthquakes in May.
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.
5.6 Magnitude Oklahoma Quake Felt As Far Away As Arizona Puts Focus On FrackingA 5.6 magnitude quake in Oklahoma is calling attention to fracking and the disposal of oil and gas field wastewater deep underground.
Oklahoma Quake Felt From Texas To IowaOne of the largest earthquakes on record in Oklahoma rattled the Midwest on Saturday from Oklahoma to Iowa.
Alameda County Leaders Ban FrackingAlameda County leaders voted in favor of banning fracking Tuesday evening, making it the first county in the Bay Area to do so, and the fifth county in California to ban fracking.
Stanford University Study Finds Fracking Harmed Wyoming Drinking WaterStanford University researchers released a new study stating that practices common in the hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, industry have impacted a Wyoming community's drinking water and may be impacting other drinking water sources.
Environmental Group Says Government Is Ignoring Dangers Of Fracking Off California CoastThe Center For Biological Diversity is criticizing a draft environmental assessment released Monday by the U.S. government that was meant to evaluate the environmental effects of well stimulation treatments, including fracking, off the coast of California.