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California offshore drilling could be expanded for the first time since 1984 under federal leasing proposal

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Thu, 01/04/2018 (All day)

The Trump administration, inviting a political backlash from coastal state leaders, on Thursday proposed to open for exploration the largest expanse of the nation’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves ever offered to global energy companies, including waters off the coast of California.

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Trump's directive on offshore drilling will face solid resistance in California

Published: 
Mon, 05/01/2017 (All day)

President Trump painted a golden future of “great wealth” and “great jobs” powered by oil pumped from the ocean floor as he signed an executive order on Friday to consider new offshore drilling around the country.

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After intense public anger, Republicans waver over slashing Obama-era action on methane gas

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Mon, 03/20/2017 (All day)

As Republican lawmakers consider how closely to align with the climate skepticism and fossil fuel fervor radiating from the White House, a nascent clean air initiative that energy firms want scrapped is fast testing their comfort zone.

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Water and wildlife may be at risk from fracking's toxic chemicals, panel finds

Published: 
Fri, 07/10/2015 (All day)

Hydraulic fracturing uses a host of highly toxic chemicals — the impacts of which are for the most part unknown — that could be contaminating drinking water supplies, wildlife and crops, according to a report released Thursday by a California science panel.