California

"Thousands Flee ‘Mass Destruction’ as Valley, Butte, Rough Fires Widen"

"Two major wildland fires continued to burn out of control Sunday in Northern California despite the efforts of more than 5,000 firefighters to halt the progress of the blazes, which had burned hundreds of homes and scorched more than 164 square miles in Amador, Calaveras and Lake counties."

Source: Sacramento Bee, 09/14/2015

New S. Calif. Urban Oil Field Rules Tighten Emissions Controls

"Regional air quality officials have tightened rules on odors and fumes coming from thousands of wells at hundreds of urban oil fields in Southern California. The move comes after coordinated campaigns by people living near oil operations in Huntington Beach, Whittier, and South Los Angeles."

Source: KPCC, 09/07/2015

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