The Richmond City Council is considering Chevron's plans for a $1 billion project at its refinery there. If it's approved, this is one of the last steps before construction on the project would actually begin.
Activists are hoping local residents will do what state legislators haven’t done -- shut down the controversial oil production technique known as hydraulic fracturing.
State lawmakers approved the delay in late June, and at the same time tightened up the environmental review process for fracking permits.
Benicia city officials are giving people more time to comment on a proposal to bring crude oil by rail to Valero’s refinery there.
A new study adds strong evidence that deep-injection wells can occasionally nudge a fault into activity. The key is figuring out how it happens, then learning to avoid whatever is making it happen.
The justices on Monday turned away appeals from fuel makers that say the law discriminates against out-of-state producers.
Trains loaded with volatile Bakken crude pass through or near cities and sensitive environmental areas on a regular basis.
Environmentalists want Berkeley drivers to see a connection between pumping gas and dumping carbon into the atmosphere.
Crude-by-rail has been a growing concern as an oil boom in North Dakota has meant more and more crude is traveling to refineries by rail. A series of fiery derailments in the past year has focused attention on the need for accident prevention and emergency response preparation.
In a letter to the city, Harris says she still has questions about the oil company's $1 billion expansion project.
Beginning Saturday, railroads must notify states when large shipments of crude oil come through by train. The new rule is in response to safety concerns with crude-by-rail.
New rules for existing power plants could mean more partners for California's carbon market.
There's more than meets the eye to the reported reassessment of the state's next big oil play.
The amount of oil that can be recovered from California's vast Monterey Shale formation using existing technology is far less than thought.
Tuesday morning the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the pre-emptive move against hydraulic fracturing. A state bill that would ban fracking until there is more scientific study is in limbo.