gas http://kvpr.org en Ninth Circuit Upholds California Emissions Law http://kvpr.org/post/ninth-circuit-upholds-california-emissions-law <p class="p1">Environmentalists are celebrating a court ruling Wednesday upholding California’s low emission fuel standards. But, as Katie Orr reports from Sacramento, fuel manufactures say the law is unfair.&nbsp;</p><p class="p3">California consumes nearly 20 billion gallons of gas and diesel every year, the most in the country. Because the market is so big, state regulations have a far reaching impact.</p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 01:07:39 +0000 Katie Orr - Capital Public Radio 21787 at http://kvpr.org Ninth Circuit Upholds California Emissions Law State Releases Draft of Proposed Fracking Regulations http://kvpr.org/post/state-releases-draft-proposed-fracking-regulations <p></p><p>The State of California's Department of Conservation on Tuesday released a <a href="http://www.conservation.ca.gov/dog/general_information/Documents/121712DiscussionDraftofHFRegs.pdf">draft proposal</a> for new regulations governing hydraulic fracturing in the oil and gas industry, a practice also known as fracking.</p><p>The proposal calls for new well testing and chemical disclosure procedures designed to safeguard the environment and public health, but critics say the rules don't go far enough.</p> Wed, 19 Dec 2012 03:52:08 +0000 Joe Moore 8340 at http://kvpr.org State Releases Draft of Proposed Fracking Regulations Oil project moves forward, regulator cites progress http://kvpr.org/post/oil-project-moves-forward-regulator-cites-progress <p>Southern California based Berry Petroleum has been given the go ahead by California&#39;s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources to move forward with plans to use steam to extract oil at the Midway-Sunset oilfield near Taft in Kern County. The move comes after the company made some changes to its system to monitor conditions at the site, according to Division head Tim Kustic.</p> Mon, 05 Mar 2012 19:10:29 +0000 Joe Moore 1763 at http://kvpr.org Oil project moves forward, regulator cites progress