Legislation & Politics

Explore our site’s various articles and maps about oil and gas legislation and regulation.

It’s Time to Stop Urban Oil Drilling in Los Angeles

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Oil & gas wells in Los Angeles disproportionately impact marginalized communities, producing dangerous levels of invisible, toxic emissions.

California Oil & Gas Drilling Permits Drop in Response to Decreased Permit Applications to CalGEM

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As California permit approvals for new oil & gas well drills decrease, Consumer Watchdog urges the Governor to move from fossil fuels.

California Denies Well Stimulation Permits

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California regulators recently denied 21 well stimulation permit applications—a welcomed move in the right direction—but not enough.

Ohio & Fracking Waste: The Case for Better Waste Management

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Insights on Ohio’s massive fracking waste gap, Class II injection well activity, and fracking waste related legislation

Shell’s Falcon Pipeline Under Investigation for Serious Public Safety Threats

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Shell’s Falcon Pipeline, which is designed to carry ethane to the Shell ethane cracker in Beaver County, PA for plastic production, has been under investigation by federal and state agencies, since 2019.

The fight to protect Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Regulatory actions to open ANWR for drilling in ANWR have significant and potentially grievous implications for Alaska’s Native peoples, and do not bode well for Alaska’s air, water, and landscape, and the biodiverse species such as the Porcupine caribou that call it home.

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