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The Sacramento Bee
Largely invisible network of pipelines, gas storage presents regional methane riskThe thousands of miles of pipelines and seven underground natural gas fields in
Largely invisible network of pipelines, gas storage presents regional methane risk
The Sacramento Bee / Posted yesterday
The thousands of miles of pipelines and seven underground natural gas fields in the Sacramento region offer little surface-level evidence of the billions of cubic feet of natural gas under storage. Some of the infrastructure sits close to schools... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Leak in California turns focus 
on underground gas storageLeak in California turns focus on underground gas storage This 2012 photo depi
Leak in California turns focus 
on underground gas storage
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Leak in California turns focus on underground gas storage This 2012 photo depicts a SourceGas surface facility at its Wolf Creek underground gas storage site in the Thompson Divide area southwest of Glenwood Springs. Photo by Dennis Webb. The... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Understanding underground gas storage A monitoring well at the Wolf Creek storage site in Thompson Divide, designed
Understanding underground gas storage
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
A monitoring well at the Wolf Creek storage site in Thompson Divide, designed to keep an eye out for gas migrating from the storage field. Photo by the BLM Gas storage facility at Wolf Creek, on the Thompson... Read more
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The Shelter Island Reporter
Suffolk Closeup: Spreading toxins into our water“We need to look with an overall perspective of how toxic chemicals affect ever
Suffolk Closeup: Spreading toxins into our water
The Shelter Island Reporter / Posted 2 days ago
“We need to look with an overall perspective of how toxic chemicals affect everything — not just one nuisance,” Suffolk Legislator Sarah Anker (D-Mt. Sinai) said. Ms. Anker has been a minority voice on the Suffolk County Legislature regarding an... Read more
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Perth Now
Lack of emission reporting poses risk Fewer than one-third of oil and gas companies report their emissions of power
Lack of emission reporting poses risk
Perth Now / Posted 8 days ago
Fewer than one-third of oil and gas companies report their emissions of powerful greenhouse gas methane through voluntary, publicly available sources, posing a risk to their investors, says a new report. Green... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Lack of emission reporting poses risk Fewer than one-third of oil and gas companies report their emissions of power
Lack of emission reporting poses risk
Adelaide Now / Posted 8 days ago
Fewer than one-third of oil and gas companies report their emissions of powerful greenhouse gas methane through voluntary, publicly available sources, posing a risk to their investors, says a new report. Green... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Lack of emission reporting poses risk Fewer than one-third of oil and gas companies report their emissions of power
Lack of emission reporting poses risk
The Courier Mail / Posted 8 days ago
Fewer than one-third of oil and gas companies report their emissions of powerful greenhouse gas methane through voluntary, publicly available sources, posing a risk to their investors, says a new report. Green... Read more
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The Advocate
Macaluso: Red snapper battle nothing new in LouisianaRecreational fishermen should feel pretty good after coming through relatively
Macaluso: Red snapper battle nothing new in Louisiana
The Advocate / Posted 9 days ago
Recreational fishermen should feel pretty good after coming through relatively unscathed from last week’s four-day Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council meeting. There are lingering issues, especially the continued battle over allocation of the... Read more
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BBC News
Methane leak not a catastrophe, says gas company - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Methane leak not a catastrophe, says gas company
BBC News / Posted 13 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say US Election 2016 Methane leak not a catastrophe,... Read more
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The Marshall News Messenger
Groups ask to amend state permitting lawThe Caddo Lake Institute and an international environmental group are asking th
Groups ask to amend state permitting law
The Marshall News Messenger / Posted 13 days ago
The Caddo Lake Institute and an international environmental group are asking the EPA to withdraw a pollution permit policy that gave Texas sole authority over air and water permits within its borders in the 1990s. The institute in Karnack and the... Read more
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Marshall Independent
New Year’s resolutionsOne resolution I've attempted in the past is to recycle a good share of the inf
New Year’s resolutions
Marshall Independent / Posted 14 days ago
One resolution I've attempted in the past is to recycle a good share of the informational paper resources that I've accumulated over the years. Instead what happens when looking through any of it is that I end up putting most of it back because,... Read more
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NBC Miami
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.
NBC Miami / Posted 14 days ago
As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into the air above Los Angeles, environmental activists are warning about a much bigger and more widespread crisis that is not drawing nearly as much attention: leaks... Read more
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NBC Dallas Fort Worth
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.
NBC Dallas Fort Worth / Posted 14 days ago
As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into the air above Los Angeles, environmental activists are warning about a much bigger and more widespread crisis that is not drawing nearly as much attention: leaks... Read more
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NBC Connecticut
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.
NBC Connecticut / Posted 14 days ago
As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into the air above Los Angeles, environmental activists are warning about a much bigger and more widespread crisis that is not drawing nearly as much attention: leaks... Read more
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NBC Philadelphia
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.
NBC Philadelphia / Posted 14 days ago
As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into the air above Los Angeles, environmental activists are warning about a much bigger and more widespread crisis that is not drawing nearly as much attention: leaks... Read more
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NBC New York
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.
NBC New York / Posted 14 days ago
As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into the air above Los Angeles, environmental activists are warning about a much bigger and more widespread crisis that is not drawing nearly as much attention: leaks... Read more
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NBC Washington
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.
NBC Washington / Posted 14 days ago
As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into the air above Los Angeles, environmental activists are warning about a much bigger and more widespread crisis that is not drawing nearly as much attention: leaks... Read more
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NBC Chicago
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.
NBC Chicago / Posted 14 days ago
As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into the air above Los Angeles, environmental activists are warning about a much bigger and more widespread crisis that is not drawing nearly as much attention: leaks... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.
NBC San Diego / Posted 14 days ago
As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into the air above Los Angeles, environmental activists are warning about a much bigger and more widespread crisis that is not drawing nearly as much attention: leaks... Read more
38 related stories
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NBC Bay Area
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.
NBC Bay Area / Posted 14 days ago
As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into the air above Los Angeles, environmental activists are warning about a much bigger and more widespread crisis that is not drawing nearly as much attention: leaks... Read more
38 related stories
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NBC Los Angeles
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into
Calif.'s Massive Methane Leak Highlights Crisis Across U.S.
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 14 days ago
As the massive natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to pump methane into the air above Los Angeles, environmental activists are warning about a much bigger and more widespread crisis that is not drawing nearly as much attention: leaks... Read more
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Boston Herald
High court upholds government's energy conservation programWASHINGTON — In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, th
High court upholds government's energy conservation program
Boston Herald / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON — In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 that... Read more
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Marietta Daily Journal
High court upholds government's energy conservation program - — In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-old federal program that pays large electric customers to sa...The justices ruled 6-2 that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had the au
High court upholds government's energy conservation program - — In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-old federal program that pays large electric customers to sa...
Marietta Daily Journal / Posted 14 days ago
The justices ruled 6-2 that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission had the authority to issue regulations aimed at conserving energy and preventing blackouts. Supporters of the plan say it has saved billions in energy costs, improved reliability... Read more
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Silicon Valley
Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation programWASHINGTON -- In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, t
Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation program
Silicon Valley / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON -- In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 that... Read more
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Inside Bay Area
Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation programWASHINGTON -- In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, t
Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation program
Inside Bay Area / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON -- In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 that... Read more
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The Mercury News
Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation programWASHINGTON -- In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, t
Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation program
The Mercury News / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON -- In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 that... Read more
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Contra Costa Times Newspapers
Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation programWASHINGTON -- In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, t
Supreme Court upholds government's energy conservation program
Contra Costa Times Newspapers / Posted 14 days ago
WASHINGTON -- In a win for the Obama administration and environmental groups, the Supreme Court on Monday upheld a 5-year-old federal program that pays large electric customers to save energy during times of peak demand. The justices ruled 6-2 that... Read more
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The Chronicle
Study shows fracking leads to falling property valueResearchers evaluated data on property sales in Pennsylvania to see whether pre
Study shows fracking leads to falling property value
The Chronicle / Posted 15 days ago
Researchers evaluated data on property sales in Pennsylvania to see whether previously drilled shale-gas wells impacted nearby housing prices. Well water was evaluated due to its often direct contamination from fracking, in contrast with... Read more
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The Longview News-Journal
Groups: Amend state permitting lawThe Caddo Lake Institute and an international environmental group are asking th
Groups: Amend state permitting law
The Longview News-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
The Caddo Lake Institute and an international environmental group are asking the EPA to withdraw a pollution permit policy that gave Texas sole authority over air and water permits within its borders in the 1990s. The institute in Karnack and the... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Regulators approve health study on huge California gas leakLOS ANGELES: Regional air quality regulators in California voted on Saturday to
Regulators approve health study on huge California gas leak
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
LOS ANGELES: Regional air quality regulators in California voted on Saturday to require the utility responsible for a ruptured underground pipeline in the Los Angeles area to underwrite an independent study on the health effects of a huge methane... Read more
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Reuters
Regulators approve health study on huge California gas leakHomes are seen in Porter Ranch near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field
Regulators approve health study on huge California gas leak
Reuters / Posted 16 days ago
Homes are seen in Porter Ranch near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter Ranch, California, United States, January 21, 2016. A man cycles wearing a face mask near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field... Read more
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The Advocate
Macaluso: Beware of wolf in sheep’s clothingThe wrangling over red snapper continues, and, for the umpteenth consecutive ti
Macaluso: Beware of wolf in sheep’s clothing
The Advocate / Posted 16 days ago
The wrangling over red snapper continues, and, for the umpteenth consecutive time, red snapper will dominate the Monday-through-Thursday Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council meeting in Orange Beach, Alabama. It remains difficult to believe... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
BLM's methane proposal takes cues from ColoradoBLM’s methane proposal takes cues from Colorado The Bureau of Land Management
BLM's methane proposal takes cues from Colorado
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 17 days ago
BLM’s methane proposal takes cues from Colorado The Bureau of Land Management on Friday unveiled a proposal that targets methane emissions from oil and gas operations and takes its lead in many respects from Colorado’s groundbreaking rules. The... Read more
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The Forward
Why Most Jewish Environmentalism Is Useless — on Tu B'Shvat and Every Other DayTu B’Shvat, the Jewish “new year of the trees,” comes again on Sunday, January
Why Most Jewish Environmentalism Is Useless — on Tu B'Shvat and Every Other Day
The Forward / Posted 17 days ago
Tu B’Shvat, the Jewish “new year of the trees,” comes again on Sunday, January 24. In recent years, the holiday has become a much-needed day for thinking about, and taking action on, environmental issues. Too bad most of those actions will be... Read more
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Reuters
California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wellsA man cycles wearing a face mask near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage fiel
California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells
Reuters / Posted 18 days ago
A man cycles wearing a face mask near the site of the Aliso Canyon storage field where gas has been leaking in Porter Ranch, California, United States, January 21, 2016. Malind Kumbhojkar, 55, sits with his daughter Simrun Kumbhojkar, 19, in the... Read more
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The Advocate
Louisiana projects allocated $52 million on Wednesday to improve Louisiana coastlineJean Lafitte Canal backfilling:— $8.7 million West Grand Terre beach nourishme
Louisiana projects allocated $52 million on Wednesday to improve Louisiana coastline
The Advocate / Posted 18 days ago
Jean Lafitte Canal backfilling:— $8.7 million West Grand Terre beach nourishment and stabilization: $7.3 million Golden Triangle marsh creation: $4.3 million Biloxi Marsh living shoreline: $3.2 million Mississippi River reintroduction into the... Read more
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KESQ Palm Springs
Sutter: Our river-on-fire momentWe've done it before. In 1978, when the toxic waste tragedy at Love Canal came
Sutter: Our river-on-fire moment
KESQ Palm Springs / Posted 18 days ago
We've done it before. In 1978, when the toxic waste tragedy at Love Canal came to light, we didn't sit back and sulk. We created the Superfund program to address future crises. In the 1980s, when it became apparent that acid rain was corroding... Read more
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NBC San Diego
Calif. Gas Leak Could Be Capped by February, Utility SaysA natural gas leak that has spewed methane into the atmosphere for months in th
Calif. Gas Leak Could Be Capped by February, Utility Says
NBC San Diego / Posted 20 days ago
A natural gas leak that has spewed methane into the atmosphere for months in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles will be capped by late February, if not sooner, according to the Southern California Gas Company. The utility said in a statement... Read more
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NBC Bay Area
Gas Leak Could Be Capped Next MonthThe months-old natural gas leak in Porter Ranch will be stopped by late Februar
Gas Leak Could Be Capped Next Month
NBC Bay Area / Posted 20 days ago
The months-old natural gas leak in Porter Ranch will be stopped by late February, if not sooner, because a relief well project is moving faster than expected, Southern California Gas Company said in a statement Monday. The relief well drilling began... Read more
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The Rice Thresher
Human Capital: $50 million gift a result of mutual desiresGeneral Tom Kolditz stood in front of a crowd of Rice University parents during
Human Capital: $50 million gift a result of mutual desires
The Rice Thresher / Posted 21 days ago
General Tom Kolditz stood in front of a crowd of Rice University parents during Families Weekend in October and began describing the World War II surrender of a German command to General Charles Canham. In the story, the German general walks up to... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Gas Leak Could Be Capped Next MonthThe months-old natural gas leak in Porter Ranch will be stopped by late Februar
Gas Leak Could Be Capped Next Month
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 21 days ago
The months-old natural gas leak in Porter Ranch will be stopped by late February if not sooner because a relief well project is moving faster than expected, Southern California Gas Company said in a statement Monday. The relief well drilling began... Read more
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Deseret News
Interior Department halts new federal coal leasesSALT LAKE CITY — As much as 75 million tons of Utah's recoverable coal sought b
Interior Department halts new federal coal leases
Deseret News / Posted 24 days ago
SALT LAKE CITY — As much as 75 million tons of Utah's recoverable coal sought by mining companies are now in question after a Friday decision by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to halt any new federal coal leases. The U.S. Department of Interior... Read more
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Calcutta News
Scientists remain divided on safety of glyphosate use in herbicide BRUSSELS /WASHINGTON - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the scienti
Scientists remain divided on safety of glyphosate use in herbicide
Calcutta News / Posted 26 days ago
BRUSSELS /WASHINGTON - The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the scientific advisor to the European Union, has rejected a criticism of glyphosate, used extensively as a... Read more
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FOX News
EU food safety watchdog hits back at scientists in glyphosate spatBRUSSELS – The head of Europe's food safety watchdog has written to a group of
EU food safety watchdog hits back at scientists in glyphosate spat
FOX News / Posted 26 days ago
BRUSSELS – The head of Europe's food safety watchdog has written to a group of nearly 100 senior scientists strongly rejecting their criticisms in an ongoing row about the safety of weed-killer ingredient glyphosate. The European Food Safety... Read more
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Zero Hedge
The Company Behind LA's Methane Disaster Knew Its Well Was Leaking 24 Years AgoLast fall, a 7-inch injection well pipe ruptured 500 feet below the surface of
The Company Behind LA's Methane Disaster Knew Its Well Was Leaking 24 Years Ago
Zero Hedge / Posted 27 days ago
Last fall, a 7-inch injection well pipe ruptured 500 feet below the surface of Los Angeles, after ferrying natural gas for six decades. The resulting methane leak is now being called one of the largest environmental disasters since the BP oil spill,... Read more
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Daily Mail
New online tools shows LA’s methane crisis in real-timeLA’s methane crisis in real-time: Live monitoring counter shows how much of the
New online tools shows LA’s methane crisis in real-time
Daily Mail / Posted 27 days ago
LA’s methane crisis in real-time: Live monitoring counter shows how much of the deadly gas has leaked into the atmosphere The leak is erupting from an SoCal Gas energy facility in Aliso Canyon Residents say they have fallen ill from fumes released... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
Methane Leak In L.A. Prompts Scrutiny Of Gas Wells, StorageThe blown out natural gas well in a Los Angeles County storage field has been p
Methane Leak In L.A. Prompts Scrutiny Of Gas Wells, Storage
KPBS San Diego / Posted 28 days ago
The blown out natural gas well in a Los Angeles County storage field has been pouring methane into the air for 2½ months now. That flow rate has been diminishing as pressure underground declines, something Southern California Gas has been at pains to... Read more
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NBC Los Angeles
Lawmakers to Announce Plan on Porter Ranch Gas LeakLawmakers on Monday plan to announce a legislative package in response to the P
Lawmakers to Announce Plan on Porter Ranch Gas Leak
NBC Los Angeles / Posted 28 days ago
Lawmakers on Monday plan to announce a legislative package in response to the Porter Ranch gas leak that has forced thousands of people from their homes. The group of four State senators are set to meet outside the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility... Read more
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The Tyee
California's Massive Gas Leak: Hazards of Industry Long KnownOverhead photo of the leaking Aliso Canyon well pad near the Porter Ranch commu
California's Massive Gas Leak: Hazards of Industry Long Known
The Tyee / Posted 28 days ago
Overhead photo of the leaking Aliso Canyon well pad near the Porter Ranch community in Los Angeles County, Dec. 17, 2015. Credit: Earthworks, Creative Commons licensed. A massive methane leak from an aging underground gas storage facility in a... Read more
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Daily Mail
Gas leak forces thousands to flee upscale Los Angeles neighborhood'It's like being in a disaster area, but it's not a disaster you can see': Invi
Gas leak forces thousands to flee upscale Los Angeles neighborhood
Daily Mail / Posted 30 days ago
'It's like being in a disaster area, but it's not a disaster you can see': Invisible methane gas leak forces thousands to flee upscale Los Angeles neighborhood A well leak at Southern California Gas Co's Aliso Canyon storage facility caused... Read more
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