Photo of the Kern River Oil Field

Kern County Oil Drilling Rules Break Law, Fresno Court Rules

The Fresno-based 5th District Court of Appeal gave Kern County 30 days to stop issuing oil and gas drilling permits in a ruling Tuesday. The court invalidated the permitting ordinance that allows oil companies to start drilling under a blanket environmental...

Ag Giant Wonderful Sues Fresno County Over Assemi Nut Plant

One of the world's largest pistachio growers is suing Fresno County, alleging that it violated state environmental review regulations. The suit seeks to halt a nut processing plant being built by the Assemi family in the western part of the county. Wonde...