Many of the same people who allowed California to be ripped off during the phony shortages of the 2000 electricity crisis
Is Aliso Canyon the new Love Canal?
Researchers used infrared cameras to scan for methane gas leaks at over 8,000 U.S. sites.
"I feel like we used to always complain that whenever we came home that we felt really lightheaded and we never really knew
The leak has released more than 90,000 metric tons of methane already.
More than 20 private lawsuits have been filed on behalf of some of those residents.
The massive natural gas leak at SoCalGas' Aliso Canyon storage facility in Southern California has now continued unabated into its fourth month. The company says the leak is still weeks from being stopped.
"My fear is that when you actually take a hard look at these facilities, there’s going to be a lot to be worried about," one geologist says.
California's reputation is greener than Kermit the Frog. But that verdant veneer hides a dirty secret. Despite a governor who considers himself a climate leader, we're still the third biggest oil-producing state in America.
No one saw this disaster coming, but that's no excuse for letting the next one happen. Let President Obama know that it's time for the entire country to adopt strong safeguards against methane leaks from aging oil and gas infrastructure like that in Aliso Canyon.