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Defying GOP, Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Pipeline Bill

Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency.

02/24/2015

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Officials Say Missteps, Confusion Led To Wastewater Being Dumped Into State Aquifers

There are fears over contaminated drinking water. New state records show that California regulators have authorized gas and oil companies to inject wastewater into thousands of protected aquifers.

02/11/2015

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EPA: Keystone XL’s Climate Impacts Need To Be Revisited

With the recent dip in oil prices, the Environmental Protection Agency wants the State Department to “revisit” how much of a toll the Keystone XL oil pipeline would have on global warming.

02/04/2015

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BP To Sell Part Of Its Gulf Of Mexico Stake To Chevron

BP is selling part of its stake in an emerging oil-producing region in the Gulf of Mexico to Chevron, and the two companies, along with Conoco Phillips, will work to develop the fields together.

01/29/2015

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Both Sides In Keystone XL Debate Bend Facts

Let’s check some of the claims about the pipeline as a bill approving it heads toward likely passage by the Republican-led Senate and a veto by President Barack Obama.

01/29/2015

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Gas Prices Begin To Fall Below $2 Per Gallon Near Sacramento

At a Bonfair gas station in Fairfield, the price recently dropped to $1.97. The Arco up the road says it plans to do the same next week to stay competitive.

01/21/2015

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The Pollan Family Table’s Butternut Squash Soup

The Pollan Family Table is out now from CBS sister company Simon & Schuster. This excerpt shows their recipe for butternut squash soup with toasted pumpkin seeds.

10/28/2014

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Federal Records Show Inspection Lapse Of Oil And Gas Wells On California Land

Federal officials in charge of overseeing the drilling of new oil wells on public land in California let three years pass without inspecting some high-priority sites, according to public records.

06/16/2014

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U.S. Gas Prices Drop 3.5 Cents, May Continue To Drop

The average price per gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has dropped 3 ½ cents over the past two weeks.

05/18/2014

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UPDATED: California Lawmakers Approve Fracking Bill

Oil and gas drillers that use a technique known as fracking would face new rules in California under legislation sent to the governor’s desk Wednesday.

09/11/2013

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Pilot Of Empty Tanker Who Hit Bay Bridge Could Lose License

The attorney for the pilot of an empty oil tanker that side-swiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge says his client met the standards of his profession during difficult circumstances.

04/04/2013

A hydraulic fracturing site is viewed on June 19, 2012 in South Montrose, Pennsylvania. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, stimulates gas production by injecting wells with high volumes of chemical-laced water in order to free-up pockets of natural gas below. The process is controversial with critics saying it could poison water supplies, while the natural-gas industry says it's been used safely for decades. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

California Bills Seek More Disclosure, Oversight Of Fracking

The growing concern over hydraulic fracturing, the technology that has led to an oil and gas boom in many parts of the country, has caught the attention of California lawmakers as companies seek to expand production in the San Joaquin Valley oil fields.

03/10/2013

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