oil

6:05pm

Tue June 17, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fracking California: Can Jerry Brown be a climate leader if he does not oppose fracking?

The Kern River Oil Field in the city of Bakersfield is over 10 thousand acres large, and densely packed with pumpjacks.
Lisa Morehouse


When Jerry Brown stepped up to the microphone at the California Democratic Party’s convention in March, it looked like it might be an environmental love-fest. He was kicking off his campaign for a fourth term as governor of the state that is perhaps the world’s leading environmental trend-setter.

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4:22pm

Thu May 1, 2014
Health, Science, Environment

Fracking: a small town deals with big oil

Pennsylvania farmer sees fracking's effects on farms.
Under CC license from Flickr user Public Herald

California is experiencing one of the worst droughts in years. As politicians try to figure out how to conserve more water, many have began pointing fingers at fracking for using large amounts of water. Fracking is the process that involves pumping water and chemicals under high pressure in order to release oil trapped in rock. They argue that fracking not only uses up water, but also poses risks to the state’s natural resources.

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12:00am

Wed December 18, 2013

6:08pm

Mon August 20, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Investigators still examining refinery fire

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5:31pm

Mon August 20, 2012
Transportation

How gas prices make California one of the reddest states in the country

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If you want know the price of gas around the United States, there’s a map online that breaks it down for you. The states with the cheapest gas are green, and the states with the most expensive are red. It’s probably the only map where California is one of the reddest states in the country.

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