Oil & Gas
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Inform Yourself - Oil & Gas Health & Safety Issues
2018 Long-Term Viability of Underground Natural Gas Storage in California
A statewide field of leading energy researchers' Report recommends thorough investigation into Playa del Rey/SoCalGas' underground gas storage operations due to lack of gas containment and potential need for shut down.
CCST PDF Click below:
Ballona Watershed Fly-Over is a bird's eye view of a new vision for Los Angeles, CA https://youtu.be/clfE5HDxOew
Burning Questions, Power Politics (NBC PEABODY AWARD WINNING NEWS SERIES):
Investigative Reports: Playa Vista / Ballona Wetlands / Oilfield Gas problems / LA Methane Mitigation - Does it work at Playa Vista? LA City Controller Laura Chick Audit = the records are "mush" and "deeply flawed".
ROGUE METHANE STALKS LA STREETS/ Frank Snepp Exclusives
2016 Porter Ranch Leak Raises Concerns Elsewhere
In the early 1990's Patricia McPherson, President of Grassroots Coalition, became concerned about oil and gas leaks in Playa del Rey, California. With the help and guidance of Dr. Bernard Endres, an oil field gas migration expert, author and attorney, her interest expanded into oil and gas fields throughout California and continues to this day.
Nathan Phillips, a pioneer of utilizing the PICARRO methodology of ambient methane air testing on streets in Boston, worked with Grassroots Coalition to provide the PICARRO graphics of ambient air methane monitoring for the Los Angeles basin. Above, is one graphic, among many in the Ballona Wetlands area, that reveal high levels of methane out-gassing along Jefferson Blvd. The catch basin, aka freshwater marsh, is seen above, showing the first skyrocketing levels/spikes of methane. The high levels/spikes continue across the Playa Vista site. To the west of Lincoln Blvd. larger spikes of methane can also be seen. (2014)
Infographic: Like Porter Ranch, neighborhoods in Playa del Rey, Montebello SIT NEAR aging gas wells |89.3 KPCC
Youth Seek Testimony From Exxon's Rex Tillerson in Federal Climate Lawsuit
Attorneys representing 21 young people in their federal climate lawsuit, sought to obtain testimony from ... READ MORE
Oil and Gas Related Material
WATCH DOG GROUP SETTLES FIRST-EVER PROP 65 LAWSUIT TO CLEAN UP POLLUTING OIL & GAS WASTEWATER PIT
The Antidote to Apathy. Please find 7 minutes in your busy lives to watch one of the most interesting TED talks that are out there.
TED Talk (Dave Meslin): https://www.ted.com/talks/dave_meslin_the_antidote_to_apathy?language=en#t-43260
How you can help. Stay informed. Speak out at meetings, become a leader, write letters to the editors of local newspapers and elected officials.
RECENT INFORMATIONAL YOUTUBES AND VIMEOS on this site.
When contacting an official or their aide, try to stay positive and polite. Avoid name calling and being rude. Prepare a statement, and bring photographs to support your claim, whether testifying and exparte.
MUST SEE: YouTube Fly-Over of Marina del Rey and the Ballona Wetlands to help the California Coastal Commission, residents of Los Angeles City and County, elected officials and agencies better understand the lower Ballona Watershed by Jeanette Vosburg, GrassrootsCoalition.org 310-721-3512.
Lurking below the surface of the Ballona Wetland is 7 to 8 Billion Cubic Feet of Natural Gas that SoCalGas (Sempra Energy) imports from Texas, Oklahoma and other areas.
The circumstances are very similar to Porter Ranch. Past History shows leaking oil wells have provided a pathway for these gases to migrate to the surface.
WATCH VIDEO of COUNTY PARKS NEEDS ASSESSMENT of the Marina - Burton Chace Park 1.30.16. Participants expressed a desire to have more parks and habitat areas at the Marina. While the Assessment focused on local resident needs, several speakers were concerned with County Wide use of the Marina. They referred to U.S. Congress' definition of the purpose of taking 950 acres of Ballona Wetlands for a Small Boat Harbor and Recreation area in 1954 Documents 389 and 780.
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Comments on the Soil Gas Investigations Conducted by SoCalGas Made In Response to the Grassroots Coalition Settlement Agreement
Both Grassroots Coalition and California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Consumer Protection and Safety Division's "Facts and Findings" detail risks created by the SoCalGas underground gas storage operations in Playa del Rey (PDR), CA.
Grassroots Coalition 2007 Victory Against Sempra Energy
Southern California Gas Company
Underground Gas Storage Law Suit in Playa del Rey, CA___________________________________________________________________________
For Full Disclosure of Public Health & Safety Issues
In August, 2018 GC sent this letter.To: California Coastal Commissioners & Director & Staff; ;CDFWcc: State Lands Commission; LARWQCB; Legislators; USACERe: Non-adherence by Staff for Removal of Illegal Playa Vista Drains
Hidden Dangers of Artificial Pumping & Lowering of the Groundwater ...
Groundwater Dependent Ecosystems
From: Patricia McPherson
Subject: Fwd: QUERY ; Public Record Act Request response
Date: March 20, 2018
Hello Mr. Kang, and Waterboards, Agencies, County Supervisors, Legislative Persons, City of Los Angeles, Coastal Commission Commissioners and Staff,