Carnegie’s David Livingston spoke with UC Santa Barbara’s KCSB-FM Radio about California’s hidden climate risks—its oil—as well as the opportunity for the state to be a global leader in oil data transparency. 

“I would argue that transparency is important, not just in California, but on a global scale for the oil sector," explained Livingston. "California simply has the opportunity to be a real leader in this space as it has been in so many areas of environmental policy."

The interview referenced two new case studies from Carnegie, Need to Know: The Case for Oil Transparency in California and Drilling Down on Oil: The Case of California’s Complex Midway Sunset Field, which identify potential climate risks across the state and find that some of oil fields may rival the dirtiest in the world, much like the Canadian oil sands.

The interview audio and original broadcast can be found on KCSB-FM