News and analysis about energy in California with an eye toward renewables.
The Well Next Door
Acid Fracking in the Neighborhood? South L.A. Strikes Back

Acid Fracking in the Neighborhood? South L.A. Strikes Back

The Well Next Door: Good fences don't always mean good neighbors. The angle from which you look at them is key. Some tree-lined facades might actually be an oil operation.
'Frackademia': Climate Science for Sale

'Frackademia': Climate Science for Sale

The Well Next Door: "In too many instances, the oil industry is essentially purchasing the results it wants," says Andrew Rosenberg of the Union for Concerned Scientists. One way to do that: funding university studies.
California + Fracking = The Big One?

California + Fracking = The Big One?

The Well Next Door: California is a beautiful, and scary, place to live. Earthquakes can, and have, been set off around the country, by this practice, which is expanding daily in our state.
Culver City: Future Frack-topia?

Culver City: Future Frack-topia?

The Well Next Door: Culver City, home to NPR, Sony Pictures, and a hopping restaurant and gallery scene, is getting nervous.
Meet the Frackers, Los Angeles

Meet the Frackers, Los Angeles

The Well Next Door: The days of the gushers are over -- but fracking, acidization, horizontal drilling, and other recent "enhanced recovery techniques" are giving new life to old L.A. oilfields.