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Stories by Sharon McNary
The Air Quality Management District named former EPA administrator Wayne Nastri as acting chief of the group after the board ousted its long time leader.
The gas company squares off against state air regulators over how to measure the escaped methane from the Aliso Canyon leak. At stake is tens of millions of dollars.
The builders of single-family homes and condos pay thousands in city fees to build new parks, but those who build apartments in LA don't. That could change soon.
The near-shutdown of Aliso Canyon after it leaked means challenges getting gas to power plants this summer. A plan is being worked on to ration natural gas.
California's oil and gas supervisor fined Termo Company the maximum, but we still don't know when the leak began or how much gas spewed into the air.
The biggest gas and power utilities have $248 million to help low-income households get energy-efficient appliances. California wants them to spend it already.
Oil company fined $75,000 for venting methane amid SoCal Gas' Porter Ranch gas leak. Scientists flying over the Porter Ranch gas leak discovered the sneaky leak
ExxonMobil said a power outage at its Torrance refinery caused an unplanned flareup starting at about 6:15 p.m.
The regional air quality board is being sued after it ditched the plan its staff wrote and adopted one favored by the oil industry.
Local sewage plants say its unlikely they are discharging deadly, antibiotic-resistant bacteria called CRE into the ocean, but it's not something they test for.
The board shifted to a Republican majority last year, signaling a potential change in philosophy that some say is more focused on business interests and less on air pollution.
A new Republican majority on the board will consider firing the air quality board's top executive in a closed-door meeting this Friday.
When gas supplies run short, as they are expected to this summer, big gas-burning power plants could be among the first users to be cut off.
The bill to deal with the leaking gas well is at $330 million and counting, but SoCal Gas is relying on a billion dollar insurance policy to cover the cost
A MWD water plant has been taken offline for an upgrade, so a few local water retailers won't have access to supplies