Oil Production and Refining

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    North County-Adjacent La Habra Heights Puts an Oil Fracking Ban Before Voters

    As sides on both sides of the oil fracking debate solidify in North County, a North County-adjacent city council has placed a ban on drilling and fracking on the ballot.

  • Culture

    March 6, 2014

    Supreme Skin

    [Trendzilla] Osmosis Skincare and Mama's Bee Magic help to keep your skin clear of zits

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Add Another Lawsuit to the List for Oil Company Operating in Brea

    Ted SoquiPalm trees burst into flames in nearby Yorba Linda. To see more images from the 2008 devastation, click here.​The flames of Brea's 2008 landfill fire (which you may remember eventually contributed to the Freeway Complex Fire) may have been long extinguished but the problems of BreitBurn M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Obama Administration Announces Ban On New Offshore Drilling; Thank The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

    Hopefully not for at least another 7 years.​In direct conflict with its previous proclamations, the Obama administration today announced that there will not be any further new offshore oil drilling along the Atlantic Coast, the eastern Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Coast. At least, not for th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Dana Rohrabacher's Latest Jewel

    Drill Dana Drill​Reducing oil company offshore drilling will increase the number of offshore oil drill spills.--Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach) expressing his logic this week to The Orange County Register's Dena Bunis in an article outlining efforts by California Democrat senator ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Calvert, Hedrick Get Into Slapping Fight over Oil Spill, right, with oil company lobbyist.​The campaign staff for Democratic congressional candidate Bill Hedrick has made a habit this year of sending out near-daily e-mails documenting some reason why they thinks that incumbent Ken Calvert is a fat, corrupt, corrupt fatso. Hones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Obama's Oil Drilling Pipe Dream Harshes Surfrider's Mellow​The Surfrider Foundation released a statement today, expressing their disapproval of Obama's proposal to open areas of the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic coastline and Arctic coastline to oil drilling and exploration. They are not stoked.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Wax On, Wax Off: Oil and Water - Surfrider Foundation Defeats Tranquillon Ridge Project

    John Wiley​Ever since the State Land Commission shut down the proposed Tranquillon Ridge Oil and Gas Project in a 2-1 vote in January, a battle has raged between its opponents and proponents. On friday, while we were chasing the big swell around, our reps in the California State Assembly scored a ... More >>

  • Features

    October 19, 2006

    Huntington Beach City Government

    Seemed like a good idea at the time . . .

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2006

    Drilling Bit Players

    Further proving that otherwise politically conservative Newport Beach has an environmental streak when it comes to its own shores (but no one else's): Rep. John Campbell (R-The Arches) joined Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Garden Grove) as the only members of the Orange County congressional delegation to v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2006

    Offshore Oil Drilling Deja Vu All Over Again

    We swear we already warned you about a congressional vote to drill off our coast, and then rejoiced with you when it was defeated. Yeah, wasn't it like two weeks ago? Never underestimate the power of Big Oil lobbyshits. Congress, obviously in need of a diversion from far more grave national matters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    White House Oil Men: OUT! More Taxes on Gas: IN!

    My how times change. The boost that 9/11 gave the oily men in the White House was as short-lived as any post-Seinfeld sitcom starring Jason Alexander. It seems like only yesterday that Dickless Cheney was defending our latest Blood for Oil campaign by suggesting Americans essentially have a God-give ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2006

    Rohrabacher, Big Oil: a Match Made in Hell

    Ah, Huntington Beach with its smelly smokestacks, oily bathtub-ring-like shoreline and human waste bobbing in the ocean. What's not to love? Your congressman, the esteemed Dana Rohrabacher (R-Abramoff), certainly showed he's got your back, Surf City-zens, as he voted just last night to let those poo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2006

    Save Our Coast, Kill a Fat Cat

    U.S. House of Representatives Interior and Environment Appropriations bill vote = time to once again argue for opening the California coast to more offshore oil drilling. Within minutes, we received alerts from Surfrider and of this: In the next few days, the House of Represen ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    You've Been Pump'd!

    Big Oil gives new meaning to self-service

  • Columns

    October 6, 2005
  • Columns

    March 24, 2005
  • News

    June 19, 2003

    MTBE Lies I Told You

    An apology by Will Swaim

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Aim Higher!

    And then shoot to kill!