Oil & Gas
"The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it."
Robert Swan, Polar Explorer and Inspirational Speaker
Inform Yourself - Gas and Oil Health & Safety Issues
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):
ROGUE METHANE STALKS LA STREETS/ Frank Snepp Exclusives http://franksneppexclusives.com/?p=102
Greed, Gridlock & Gas: The Playa Vista Story: Understand the Methane & Oilfield Gases of Ballona Wetlands rising up into Playa Vista Buildings https://youtu.be/TkhYQfAd8D0
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.
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
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
Before she retired in 2014, Anneliese Anderle was a field engineer for the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermic Resources, which regulates oil drilling. She worked out of offices in Bakersfield, Cypress and Ventura, and for a while she was responsible for monitoring the massive natural gas storage field at Aliso Canyon.
Southern California Gas owns the facility, which distributes gas to 14 power plants and 21 million customers. In her years monitoring wells at Aliso Canyon, Anderle says she got to know the gas company as "a first-class operation."
Not long after plans were laid for the community of Porter Ranch half a century ago, an oil and gas well caught fire less than five miles away.
A company of Texas oil well firefighters stopped the 1968 blaze after six days.
Seven years later, as volunteers planted pines along hillsides of the growing community, the Texans were again on the scene to contain an even more ferocious blowout.
An August 2014 quake in Canada has been confirmed as being caused by fracking. We have included below the URL of the article at www.EcoWatch.com , where similar news can be email subscribed to, and a quote that includes the newspaper article of the www.VancouverNews.com
In 1954 U.S. Congress Document 389 created Marina del Rey from 950 acres of Ballona Wetlands. To compensate for the loss of marshlands (bird habitat) they promised:
Elected and agency officials, developers and counsel should take notice that they may be liable under these enforcement provisions of the Clean Water Act: Direct Discharge.
One story about California's 2015 Governor Brown in the newspaper LA Times today (December 12th, 2015) "Brown talks of drastic steps, perils at the Paris summit...and his legacy on climate" contains a quote worth considering "Instead of being a burden [climate change], it's really an opportunity to live lighter on the planet," he said during one event.
Watch Patricia McPherson video interview, published May 2014, of her efforts to document and have responsible city engineers fix a life threatening fire hazard on Miracle Mile, along Museum Row Wilshire Blvd, surrounding the Los Angeles La Brea Tar Pits.
An underground oil pipeline under Cerritos Avenue in Cypress leaked oil upwards, through a road surface crack. The street was closed Thursday night, due to the potential of explosive gas might be accumulated under the asphalt. Backhoes rapidly removed the street's asphalt layer, for dozens of feet, following the oil trail under the asphalt. attempting to locate the pipe crack.
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Support a slow, careful restoration.
Save wildlife & biodiversity at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve.
Learn from experts and activists who have spent years studying and working toward a good, wildlife friendly outcome at Ballona.
Environmental Activists Can Learn from Arroyo Seco Foundation's and Pasadena Audubon Society's Lawsuit Against LA County
On July 20, 2016 Suzy Goodman and I drove to Pasadena's Main Library to see Arroyo Seco Foundation's Attorney Mitchell Tsai talk about their LAWSUIT AGAINST LA COUNTY, CA. I recorded Mitchell's talk. He and Arroyo Seco Foundation, Interium Director, Tim Brick agreed to let us share this presentation Vimeo.
WHY RE-INVENT THE WHEEL? Learn from Arroyo Seco Foundation and "No Big Dig" Opposition in Pasadena