If the first month of the 115th Congress, and the first two weeks of the Trump Inc Regime, has taught us anything, it’s that the fossil fuel industry calls the shots. Not that this is new, but with a Republican controlled House, Senate and President, the top priority has been to give their friends in the oil, gas and coal industries everything they want.
The next four years, and the future of our planet will be determined by us, not Donald Trump. Trump campaigned on a platform of rolling back environmental policy to the dark ages, and we can only take his word that he will try to do just that. He has already appointed a climate denier to head the EPA transition, and is considering a fracking mogul to lead the Department of Energy. His administration will be stacked with polluting interests and anti science extremists.
On Thursday, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) took a big step to rein in harmful emissions from oil and gas operations. Methane, a common byproduct of oil production and a major component of gas, is a potent greenhouse gas that is 86 times more heat trapping than carbon dioxide in the short term.
What's behind the recent headlines on California groundwater? Does a new study suggest the problem is solved, and that we can all go home? Er...no!
If you’re not looking for anything you’ll never find it. This has held true when it comes to contamination from oil and gas production in California for the last century. But the era of regulators ignoring the industry’s groundwater impacts needs to end.
Assembly Bill 1882, introduced by Assemblymember Das Williams, takes an important step by requiring water regulators to monitor our precious aquifers for pollution caused by the oil and gas injection wells.
For some reason, California STILL allows oil and gas companies to dump their toxic wastewater in open and unlined pits.
Last week, regulators approved the expanded use of oil wastewater for irrigation of crops in Kern County.
Resistance to erasing a drinking water source from potential use is happening in many communities like San Luis Obispo.