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Trump administration ordered to enforce methane restrictions launched under Obama

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Thu, 10/12/2017 (All day)

The Trump administration is not giving up on its effort to block Obama-era restrictions on the release of potent methane emissions at oil and gas drilling operations on public land, even after a federal judge ruled its suspension of the restrictions was illegal.

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Regulators recommend that the state reject a Ventura County natural gas plant

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Thu, 10/12/2017 (All day)

California Energy Commission committee is urging the state to reject a proposal to build a new natural gas plant in Ventura County.

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Despite complaints, judge says Aliso Canyon natural gas facility can reopen

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Mon, 07/31/2017 - 9:49am

A state appeals court judge ruled Saturday that Southern California Gas Co. can resume operations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the source of the biggest methane leak in the country’s history.

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Aliso Canyon natural gas facility that was site of massive leak can reopen, state says

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Wed, 07/19/2017 - 6:25pm

The Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Porter Ranch, which was shut down after a massive leak forced thousands to flee their homes, can reopen at a reduced capacity, state officials said Wednesday.

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After intense public anger, Republicans waver over slashing Obama-era action on methane gas

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Mon, 03/20/2017 (All day)

As Republican lawmakers consider how closely to align with the climate skepticism and fossil fuel fervor radiating from the White House, a nascent clean air initiative that energy firms want scrapped is fast testing their comfort zone.