Newsom ordered the firing of Ken Harris on Thursday over an increase in fracking permits and conflict of interest allegations among senior officials.
The plan would end a five-year moratorium in the state on leasing federal public land to oil companies.
The great American fracking boom threatens to undermine efforts to avoid climate catastrophe in this century.
Despite losing one battle this week, fracking opponents have newfound political power after Colorado’s blue wave in the midterms.
A Center for American Progress review shows the Trump administration's proposal downplays risks in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
New analysis makes a case for why oil development in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a bad deal, environmentally and economically.
The Native American Democrat is challenging a 30-year GOP incumbent for an office that oversees the oil and gas industry’s tremor-inducing wastewater injection wells.
"It’s a strange society that massively rewards the fossil fuel companies responsible for causing more climate change while jailing the campaigners trying to stop it.”
The controversial gas and oil drilling method threatens to exacerbate a looming crisis over water.
“This is not a choice between energy and the environment,” the senator said. “We are past that.”
Newly released documents related to its Rover pipeline give weight to critics who call Energy Transfer Partners a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.”
Grant Township, Pennsylvania, has been fighting to keep a wastewater disposal site out of town.
The move is sure to delight EPA chief Scott Pruitt's oil and gas allies.