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Oil Company Indicted For Santa Barbara Spill

May 17, 2016

The pipeline company at the center of last year’s Santa Barbara oil spill is now facing criminal charges related to the incident.

Alaska Faces Budget Deficit As Crude Oil Prices Slide

January 19, 2016

Alaska may overhaul the way it spends its oil wealth. While the state has a lot of oil, the price of oil has dropped so much that the state now has a $3.5 billion deficit — two-thirds of its budget.

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Environment

California Lawmakers Say Fracking Study Shows Lax Oversight

August 25, 2015 | Amy Quinton

California lawmakers have questioned state oil and gas regulators and scientists over results of an independent study on fracking released earlier this year.

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Environment

California Lawmakers Seek Ways To Address Oil Train Risks

June 19, 2014 | Amy Quinton

Fears that California could experience fiery train accidents as oil imports by rail increase have lawmakers seeking more information. Attorneys told lawmakers that the state's role is limited.

Environment

Are New Fracking Regulations in California Enough?

March 25, 2014 | Amy Quinton

California is instituting what some are calling the toughest regulations in the nation for the controversial oil extraction process known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. But some say the regulations don't go far enough and instead want a ban.

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