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First Woman Inmate in State History Dies While Battling Wildfire

MALIBU, CA – Shawna Lynn Jones, who died Friday after being struck by a falling boulder in Malibu, is the first woman inmate in state history to lose her life while battling a wildfire, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Corrections spokesman, Bill Sessa, told SUN News that Read the full article…


CA State Regulators: Aliso Canyon Well is Permanently Sealed

LOS ANGELES, CA — The California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) has confirmed that the well that had been leaking at the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon storage facility has been permanently sealed and taken out of service, SoCalGas announced. On Dec. 4, 2015, SoCalGas commenced drilling Read the full article…


NY City to Quadruple Fines for Construction Accidents

NEW YORK, NY – Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced plans for a sweeping new construction enforcement effort, on the heels of a fatal crane collapse earlier this month. The city will quadruple fines for serious safety lapses and undertake “proactive” safety investigations at 1,500 construction sites, along with other measures, Read the full article…


VIDEO: SoCalGas Expects to Stop Aliso Leak by Late February, Possibly Sooner

LOS ANGELES, CA – Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced that its relief well project to stop the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak is proceeding ahead of schedule and the company expects to stop the leak by late February, if not sooner. The relief well drilling began Dec. 4, Read the full article…


Waste Water Company and Others Indicted on Several Charges

Ventura, CA – The Ventura County District Attorney’s Office handed down indictments Wednesday on Santa Clara Waste Water Company and Green Compass Environmental Solutions LLC, following a nine-month investigation into the November 18, 2014, explosion which occurred  at the Santa Clara Waste Water Company facility located at 815 Mission Rock Road in Santa Read the full article…

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1 Worker Killed, Several Injured in Scaffolding Collapse

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A six-story scaffolding collapse on Tuesday outside a New Mexico medical center, has killed one construction worker and injured seven others, including three critically. Amanda Schoenberg, media spokesperson at Presbyterian Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho told SUN News that 21 feet of scaffolding buckled and Read the full article…


EPA Releases New Data on Colorado Mine Spill

COLORADO – The EPA has released additional water quality data from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2015 for the Animas and San Juan Rivers from the Northern Border of New Mexico to Navajo Nation. Based upon the surface water sample results in New Mexico, surface water concentrations are trending toward pre-event conditions. To assess the impacts Read the full article…