Living on Earth: Massive Natural Gas Disaster Hits Los Angeles

Since October, a leaking underground natural gas storage facility near Los Angeles has released vast amounts of methane, its main ingredient, into the atmosphere, becoming one of the nation’s worst environmental accidents, as methane starts off 100 times more potent than CO2 as a greenhouse gas. Host Steve Curwood and Anthony Ingraffea, a civil and environmental engineer at Cornell University discuss the blowout, including. Professor Ingraffea’s belief that this disaster may be a harbinger of what’s ahead for these aging storage facilities.

Source: Living on Earth: Massive Natural Gas Disaster Hits Los Angeles

Aliso Canyon methane leak emissions sky-high, pilot scientist found

Source: Aliso Canyon methane leak emissions sky-high, pilot scientist found

Confirmed: 4.6-Magnitude Earthquake in British Columbia Caused by Fracking (Likely World’s Largest)

Fluid injection from fracking triggered a 4.6-magnitude earthquake in British Columbia, the largest fracking-related earthquake in the province. Oklahoma

Source: Confirmed: 4.6-Magnitude Earthquake in British Columbia Caused by Fracking (Likely World’s Largest)

Texas Fracking Zone Emits 90% More Methane Than EPA Estimated | InsideClimate News

A sprawling, aggressive effort to measure the climate footprint of natural gas production has yielded striking results: methane emissions from the Barnett Shale in North Texas are at least 90 percent higher than government estimates.

Source: Texas Fracking Zone Emits 90% More Methane Than EPA Estimated | InsideClimate News

Marcellus Watch: Crestwood’s blood in the water – News – The Leader – Corning, NY

The deteriorating financial condition of Crestwood Equity Partners should disqualify the Houston-based company from receiving a state permit to store liquid petroleum gas in unlined salt caverns next to Seneca Lake.

Source: Marcellus Watch: Crestwood’s blood in the water – News – The Leader – Corning, NY

61% of Canadians say protecting the climate more important than pipelines and tarsands

National poll shows Canadians want leadership on climate protection EMBARGOED UNTIL 6 A.M. APRIL 8, 2015 Ottawa, Canada – Canadians believe climate disruption is a moral issue and that climate prot…

Source: 61% of Canadians say protecting the climate more important than pipelines and tarsands

Blockadia Gets Real |

Source: Blockadia Gets Real |

Natural gas leak that’s sickening Valley residents could take months to fix – LA Times

Southern California Gas Co. is warning that it might need several months to plug a natural gas leak that has been sickening residents in the San Fernando Valley for weeks.

Source: Natural gas leak that’s sickening Valley residents could take months to fix – LA Times

Hydraulic fracturing water use variability in the United States and potential environmental implications – Gallegos – 2015 – Water Resources Research – Wiley Online Library

Source: Hydraulic fracturing water use variability in the United States and potential environmental implications – Gallegos – 2015 – Water Resources Research – Wiley Online Library

Educational Forum on Economic and Health Impacts of Importing Ash Oct. 13, 2015

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