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Oil & Gas Reference Materials - 55 Scientific PDFs

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:
https://ccst.us/publications/2018/Summary%20Report%20v2.pdf

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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".
    https://youtu.be/c4O6jI2y_m4
    https://youtu.be/y_5PGSmEIj0​
    https://youtu.be/ji0ed6N2e8Y
    https://youtu.be/AN2R1Y2y8Ac

ROGUE METHANE STALKS LA STREETS/ Frank Snepp Exclusives
http://franksneppexclusives.com/?p=102

2016 Porter Ranch Leak Raises Concerns Elsewhere  
http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/live-news/2016/2/porter-ranch-leak-raises-concerns-elsewhere.html

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. 

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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)

Green House Gas effects from leaking wells at Ballona are key…University City Syndicate in Freshwater Marsh and elsewhere we can’t see but its happening and the DEIR /S ignores, everyone ignores. Patricia McPherson
http://blogs.edf.org/energyexchange/2018/02/07/new-science-suggests-methane-packs-more-warming-power-than-previously-thought/
Shared by Lorne Stockman, Senior Research Analyst, Oil Change International, 540-679-1097 www.priceofoil.org@priceofoil -- @LorneStockman

Bill would delay reopening Aliso Canyon Gas Field 
http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/02/02/68716/state-senators-push-legislation-to-delay-reopening 

Infographic: Like Porter Ranch, neighborhoods in Playa del Rey, Montebello SIT NEAR aging gas wells |89.3 KPCC
http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/02/24/57876/like-porter-ranch-playa-del-rey-montebello-and-oth

  California Energy Markets - "Grassroots Coalition Shines Light on SoCalGas / Sempra Energy Gas Wells / Lot Sales in Playa del Rey, California. September 21, 2001 Stadish case showed children getting sick because their house was built on top of a leaky old gas well.
Activist Action: Study health impacts of living near an oil or gas field. Comment to public officials: Ask them to ban fracking & oil production, particularly in densely populated areas. This Playa Del Rey site contains 20+ years of research.
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Oil and Gas Related Material

MUST SEE: A Fly-Over of Marina del Rey and the Ballona Wetlands - 7 minutes

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.

https://youtu.be/PQVHGOZeNEY

SoCalGas (Sempra Energy) Underground Gas Storage Field in Playa Del Rey, CA - Aerial

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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. 

VIDEO County Parks Needs Assessment of the Marina - Burton Chace Park 1.30.16

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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SoCalGas, Playa Del Rey Gas Storage Field Leakage - Grassroots Coalition's CPUC Complaint Case; CPUC Consumer Protection and Safety Division - "Facts and Findings"

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. 

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Grassroots Coalition 2007 Victory Against Sempra Energy
Southern California Gas Company
​​Underground Gas Storage Law Suit in Playa del Rey, CA
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Grassroots Coalition
For Full Disclosure of Public Health & Safety Issues

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