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L.A. may try to block reopening of oil drilling site blamed for health problems

Published: 
Tue, 11/21/2017 (All day)

Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo is pursuing an unusual plan that could thwart the reopening of a South L.A. oil drilling site that suspended operations after a public outcry over nosebleeds and other health problems reported by neighbors.

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Senate Republicans Block Measure To Protect Arctic Wildlife Refuge From Oil Drilling

Published: 
Mon, 10/23/2017 (All day)

Almost every Senate Republican voted Thursday to block an amendment that would have protected a swath of the Alaskan Arctic from oil exploration, flouting attempts from Democrats and environmental groups to keep the region under government protection.

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Republicans see new chance for oil drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

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Mon, 10/23/2017 (All day)

The last time congressional Republicans mounted a serious push to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration, they painted America as a desperate petroleum mess. The need, they said, was clear.

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City orders tougher rules for oil drilling site near South L.A. homes

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Fri, 10/13/2017 (All day)

City officials issued a set of stringent rules Friday that an oil company must follow if it wants to continue operating a drilling site next to homes in South Los Angeles.

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Shell's withdrawal from the Beaufort and Chukchi seas isn't all good news for the Arctic

Published: 
Tue, 09/29/2015 (All day)

It's tempting to think of the latest oil-drilling news as a victory: Royal Dutch Shell PLC announced that it was ending its barely begun operations in the Arctic seas off Alaska because its first exploration showed disappointing stores of oil in an area that had been considered one of the most promising.