It's getting into the final days of the primary campaign for L.A. mayor, which means it's time for the campaigns to start slinging whatever mud they can find.Today, Controller Wendy Greuel held a press conference to attack Eric Garcetti for holding a Venoco oil lease in Beverly Hills that pays him $ ... More >>
Everyone knows L.A. sits atop a vast reserve of petroleum sludge and stink (hence the Tar pits, the methane vents, the ever-bobbing drills along La Cienega Blvd. in Baldwin Hills, etc.), but would you ever suspect that's the reason for this sad, drooping, pastel colored tower on the Beverly Hills/Ce ... More >>
Conversations about fracking, the controversial technique for natural gas extraction (alternately known as "that thing that turns your tap water flammable") are typically confined to Pennsylvania, where the critically acclaimed documentary Gasland was set, or the state of New York, currently debatin ... More >>
Debra Bowen, as depicted in a Janice Hahn mailer‚ÄčIn the closing days of the hot Dem-on-Dem Congressional primary, Councilwoman Janice Hahn has gone on the attack against Secretary of State Debra Bowen for taking oil money.Voters head to the polls tomorrow to choose a replacement for retired Congre ... More >>
‚ÄčWith most votes counted, L.A. voters are narrowly rejecting Measure O -- the oil extraction tax -- by a tally of 50.9% to 49.2%.Voters were asked to impose a $1.44-per-barrel tax on oil production in the city, which would raise $4 million a year.Oil producers argued (speciously) that the tax woul ... More >>
Brooke BurtonCan walnut shells really stop oil leaks and filter polluted water?
Go to the Hollywood farmers market to sample La Nogalera's excellent walnut oil from the Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County, and you may quickly identify the nutritional benefits for salads and vegetable sid ... More >>
An oil field beneath Long Beach could be worth $280 million to the city over the next 10 years. It's almost as if Jed Clampett himself shot a hole in the ground near the city's port, in an area know as the Wilmington Oil Field.
The projections were reported over the weekend in the Long Beach ... More >>
Long Beach-based Pacific Energy Resources, whose drilling explorations extend from Wyoming to offshore California to Alaska, filed for bankruptcy today. The Chapter 11 move comes amid continued economic chaos and plunging demand for oil. Only last June PE's president, Darren Katic, told an interview ... More >>