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New oil drilling in Carrizo Plain blocked because of climate change — at least for now

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Mon, 07/22/2019 - 10:00am

Plans to drill a new oil well in the Carizzo Plain National Monument for the first time since the monument was established in 2001 have been halted — a victory for conservation groups that won an administrative appeal.

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Emergency responders train to rescue sea lions, other wildlife caught in oil spills

Published: 
Wed, 02/07/2018 (All day)

A rescue team from the Pacific Marine Mammal Center reacted instantly when they found a sea lion covered in oil on a San Clemente beach in 2015.

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Democrats on both coasts cry foul after Trump administration exempts Florida from offshore drilling plan

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Tue, 01/09/2018 (All day)

Democratic officials in California and New York accused the Trump administration of unfair partisan treatment Tuesday after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke exempted Florida from expanded offshore drilling — under pressure from the state’s Republican governor — without offering similar exemptions to other coastal states.

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Trump plan to expand oil and gas leasing in West draws, for the most part, a big yawn from industry

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Sun, 01/07/2018 (All day)

During his years in the White House, President Obama erected barriers to oil and gas development on the West’s public lands. President Trump, mindful of the energy industry’s view that those rules were too restrictive, has set his sights on dismantling them.

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L.A. may try to block reopening of oil drilling site blamed for health problems

Published: 
Tue, 11/21/2017 (All day)

Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo is pursuing an unusual plan that could thwart the reopening of a South L.A. oil drilling site that suspended operations after a public outcry over nosebleeds and other health problems reported by neighbors.