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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Planet-warming methane leaking at higher rate, study finds

    Planet-warming methane leaking at higher rate, study finds
    Federal regulators are missing about 14 million metric tons of greenhouse gas in their annual inventory, most of which likely comes from the nation's growing natural gas industry, according to a new study. But despite the higher estimate of methane...
  • Nuclear fusion reactions mark a 'milestone'

    Nuclear fusion reactions mark a 'milestone'
    It took 192 lasers and a building big enough to contain three football fields, but physicists have finally produced a pair of nuclear fusion reactions that created more energy than was in the fuel to start with. The reactions lasted less than a...
  • Ballot measure raising minimum wage to $12 an hour is proposed

    Ballot measure raising minimum wage to $12 an hour is proposed
    SACRAMENTO — California's minimum wage is pegged to go up $1 an hour to $9 on July 1 and by another buck in 2016. But that isn't high enough or fast enough for Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley software entrepreneur who has dabbled in state politics...
  • N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill

    N.C. regulators seek delay on Duke Energy accord after coal ash spill
    RALEIGH, N.C. — State regulators in North Carolina have asked a judge to delay what environmentalists claim is a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy designed to protect the nation's largest electrical utility from heavy fines for allowing coal ash into...
  • Obama administration issues guidelines on using diesel in fracking

    Obama administration issues guidelines on using diesel in fracking
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday moved to exert more control over the injection of diesel fuel deep underground to extract oil and natural gas, its first foray into addressing the potential contamination of water from the...
  • EPA begins regulating the use of diesel in fracking

    EPA begins regulating the use of diesel in fracking
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has moved to exert more control over the injection of diesel deep underground to extract oil and natural gas, its first foray into addressing the potential contamination of water from the controversial...
  • A gusher of oil money to save an oil tax cut in Alaska

    A gusher of oil money to save an oil tax cut in Alaska
    From the Anchorage Daily News comes the latest accounting of how much the oil industry is spending to save a tax cut it received last year from the generous state government.   As of Feb. 5, the total is $3.5 million, with the lead campaign donors being...