Trump Administration Opens Auction for Oil, Gas Drilling on California Public LandsOil and gas leases on federal public lands in California were put up for auction for the first time in eight years on Thursday, drawing protests from environmental organizations on grounds including threats to climate, human health and wildlife.
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.
Trump Administration Opens Public Land in California to Oil, Gas DrillingThe federal government has opened 725,000 acres in Central California to oil and gas drilling on land that has been off-limits since 2013.
Environmentalists Fear New Push For Oil Drilling Off California CoastIt’s been decades since California allowed any new offshore oil drilling but environmentalists say the Trump administration is now trying to force the issue in a battle that is 50 years in the making.
California Officials, Protesters Fight Offshore Drill Plans By Trump AdministrationCommissions that oversee coastal lands and water pushed the Trump administration to leave California out of plans to expand offshore drilling, saying the state will throw up any barriers possible to prevent pumping and transportation of oil.
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.