While the permits go back decades, an Associated Press analysis found that nearly half of those injection wells – 46 percent – were approved or began injections in the last four years under Gov. Jerry Brown, who has pushed state oil and gas regulators to speed up the permitting process.
Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.
About 63 trillion gallons of water have been lost to drought in the western United States
Suit says state agency downplays harmful environmental effects and exaggerates benefits.
Gov. Brown: “Jim was one of the key pioneers in cleaning up air pollution in California and we’ll all miss him.”
List of rural water systems with less than 2 months supply falls from 17 to 3.
Fossil evidence shows the Antarctic coastline averaged 57 degrees some 40-50 million years ago.
Hitting a rock or other obstacle with a titanium-coated club creates sparks that could ignite dry underbrush.
House committee will hear from farmers, communities leaders and state officials.
Plan prohibits visitors from leaving their cars on the roadside near the Tuolumne River.
71-year-old suffered about 1,000 stings after swarm covered her entire body.
Unemployment and drug addiction have spurred an increase in the cutting of ancient redwood trees to make coffee tables and wall clocks.