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  • U.S.-Mexico-Canada talks will focus on strengthening economic ties

    U.S.-Mexico-Canada talks will focus on strengthening economic ties
    MEXICO CITY — Twenty years after their countries signed a landmark regional trade agreement, the presidents of the United States, Mexico and Canada will meet this week to attempt to strengthen the economic ties envisioned in that pact, correct the...
  • Vandalism may have caused natural gas leak in Playa del Rey

    Vandalism may have caused natural gas leak in Playa del Rey
    A natural gas leak Monday at a storage facility in Playa del Rey may have been caused by vandals, authorities said. The leak was reported around 12:30 a.m. at a natural gas storage well at 8100 Falmouth Ave., Southern California Gas Co. spokeswoman...
  • Playa del Rey gas leak caused by contractor's truck, utility says

    Playa del Rey gas leak caused by contractor's truck, utility says
    A natural gas leak in Playa del Rey on Monday was caused by a contractor's truck that drove over a well's protective cover, damaging a small valve, a spokeswoman for Southern California Gas Co. said. The incident occurred around 1 a.m., with the release...
  • Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price

    Fracking brings oil boom to south Texas town, for a price
    CARRIZO SPRINGS, Texas — Just a few years ago this was a sleepy town of 5,600, and people eked out a living from the land. They farmed, worked ranches and leased their property to hunters to make a few dollars. Now, an oil and gas boom is...
  • Occidental Petroleum to spin off California assets, move to Houston

    Occidental Petroleum to spin off California assets, move to Houston
    Occidental Petroleum is ending a nearly century-long run as a storied Los Angeles energy company and moving its headquarters to Houston as part of a corporate overhaul. The nation's fourth-largest oil firm also announced plans Friday to spin off its...
  • North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill

    North Carolina agency subject of U.S. inquiry over coal ash spill
    DURHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's environmental regulatory agency is under federal criminal investigation for its handling of a massive toxic coal ash spill into the Dan River near the Virginia border. The U.S. attorney's office in Raleigh issued...
  • Japan's Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy

    Japan's Abe uses Davos economic forum to warn of China militancy
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used his moment in the spotlight Wednesday at the World Economic Forum to sound an alarm over what he sees as China's rising militancy and Japan's outdated defense posture. In a speech opening the five-day annual...
  • Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition

    Proposed fracking in national forest meets broad opposition
    BRIDGEWATER, Va. — The headwaters of the Potomac River rise amid the hills and hollows of George Washington National Forest in Virginia. Small creeks dart past oak, white pine and hickory, become streams that nourish farmland and towns, and create a...
  • Christmas surprise: Oil companies oppose an oil tax -- with falsehoods

    Christmas surprise: Oil companies oppose an oil tax -- with falsehoods
    The oil industry believes that a state oil severance tax in California would be "bad tax policy" and threaten the state's economy. It thinks my arguments in favor of the tax, which were laid out a couple of weeks ago, are "misleading."  We know the...
  • EPA report on fracking in Texas raises new concerns

    EPA report on fracking in Texas raises new concerns
    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency was justified in intervening to examine possible risks of gas drilling to Texas drinking water, the agency's internal watchdog reported Tuesday. But environmentalists say the report raises fresh...
  • Think California is too generous with oil companies? Think again.

    Think California is too generous with oil companies? Think again.
    In his recent article advocating for an oil severance tax, The Times' Michael Hiltzik makes a bold statement, calling Californians dumb for not imposing a severance tax on California oil companies. He sides with hedge fund billionaire and...