Jan 29 2016

Just How Bad is the Aliso Canyon Methane Leak and How Long Will It Last?

GUEST: Robert Jackson, Senior Fellow – Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Professor of Environmental Earth System Science, been studying on emissions of methane from the leak.

The South Coast Air Quality Management District announced this week that it is suing the Southern California Gas Company over a massive and devastating methane gas leak in Porter Ranch, Southern California. The well, which has been leaking since late October, is spewing not just the highly heat-trapping methane, but a strong-smelling additive that is likely causing the slew of health problems among residents. Thousands of people have been evacuated from the area. The AQMD suit is seeking a quarter of a million dollars in damages per day that the leak is active.

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  1. Sharonon 02 Feb 2016 at 7:27 am

    It is very difficult to get news on this. Easy to get the broad stroke and a quick analysis of how many gas leaks happen, where, when, but this is growing. They have expanded the evacuation zones and they are now offering air filters to many others ( as if). There are no maps of the zone of impact, and no official acknowledgement of the growing number of people displaced. Perhaps they are afraid of panic and/or looting? I wish some journalists would work on daily updates as the zone expands for the people at risk who may not even be aware of it yet.