| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:55 PM
SACRAMENTO — California drivers have suffered through dozens of unexpected gasoline-price spikes over the last decade, and just about every incident has spurred allegations of market manipulation and politicians' demands for investigations.
| Apr 23, 2013
As the Obama administration launches a broad investigation of flame retardants used in furniture and other household goods, the nation's top environmental regulators are running into the limitations of a federal law that makes it practically impossible to...
| Dec 20, 2012
For a class of troublesome flame retardants, this appeared to be the end of an era.
After years of study, scientists in the U.S. and Europe had reached an alarming conclusion: Flame retardants called polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, build up...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The U.S. Air Force will consider leasing land on Vandenberg Air Force Base for private companies to extract offshore oil and gas from the central California coast, officials said Wednesday.
The proposal would allow oil companies to use onshore equipment...
| May 10, 2012
With efforts to revamp the nation's chemical safety law stalled in Congress, the Obama administration's top environmental regulator vowed three years ago to act on her own to beef up the oversight of toxic substances.
But key parts of the initiative...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 8:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Chemical companies would need to provide more health and safety information about their products and regulators would have more authority to force harmful substances off the market under legislation approved along party lines...