Another SoCal Urban Drill Site Faces Community Protest

Residents and college students in a blue collar neighborhood just south of downtown Los Angeles and near the University of Southern California (USC) campus have targeted a well site in the Las Cienegas oilfield after operator Freeport-McMoRan began maintenance acidizing at the two-acre urban site. Read More

Fracking, Monterey Not Expected to Boom in California, Scientists Say

As a third piece of an ongoing scientific assessment of California's oil and natural gas sector mandated as part of the new well stimulation rules called for in SB 4, a team of earth scientists is examining the Monterey Shale, but their early observations released on Wednesday indicate they don't expect their work or the new rules to change much near term in the state's oil/gas patch. Read More