House Subcommittee Takes Aim at Oil Pipeline Safety After Refugio Spill
The Energy and Power Subcommittee said that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration failed to implement more than a dozen regulations mandated by federal law, in the wake of a May oil spill north of Santa Barbara. The owner of the pipeline, Plains Pipeline All-American, has been criticized for taking about 90 minutes to alert federal responders instead of the hour limit outlined in federal law.
In L.A.'s 'Tehrangeles,' Mixed Feelings About Iran Nuclear Deal
The deal brokered by the U.S. and other world powers to dial back Iran's nuclear program in exchange for an easing of crippling economic sanctions is striking a nerve in Los Angeles, home to the largest concentration of Iranian-Americans in the U.S.
Crowdsourced Climate Change Reporting Hopes to Explain Bizarre Occurrences
Molly Peterson covers the environment at KPCC in Los Angeles, and she's heading up a citizen journalism project called iSeeChange. She's asking people to notice changes in their environment and tweet them with the hashtag #iSeeChange. We talk with her about the project, and about changes to plant blooms and animal sightings.