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2 years after the gas leak above Porter Ranch, here’s what’s changed — and what hasn’t

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Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:00pm

Thousands fled their homes after a massive gas leak sprung at the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, ultimately spewing more than 100,000 metric tons of climate-altering methane into the atmosphere.

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Culver City Could Add 30 New Oil Wells and Allow Fracking Under New Proposal

Published: 
Thu, 11/16/2017 (All day)

Environmentalists and local activists are protesting a proposal by Culver City to allow up to 30 new oil wells to be drilled in the next 15 years. Even more controversially, the city's proposed regulations would allow for fracking and other forms of well stimulation.

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City orders tougher rules for oil drilling site near South L.A. homes

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Fri, 10/13/2017 (All day)

City officials issued a set of stringent rules Friday that an oil company must follow if it wants to continue operating a drilling site next to homes in South Los Angeles.

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State issues toughest-in-the-nation fracking rules

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Thu, 07/02/2015 (All day)

State officials on Wednesday formally adopted new rules governing hydraulic fracturing in California, setting in motion some of the toughest guidelines in the nation for the controversial oil extraction practice.

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It’s Official: New York Fracking Ban Made Final With Release of 43-Page Document

Published: 
Tue, 06/30/2015 (All day)

Nearly a year to the day after communities won the right to ban oil and gas development locally, a statewide ban on high-volume hydraulic fracturing (or “fracking”) was made official with the release of a 43-page findings statement that outlines the specific parameters of the state’s ban.