Oil & Gas

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Inform Yourself - Gas and Oil Health & Safety Issues

Gas & Oil Reference Materials - 55 Scientific PDFs

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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):
    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

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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.   


News Articles
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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Youth Seek Testimony From Exxon's Rex Tillerson in Federal Climate Lawsuit
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Oil and Gas Related Material

Underground Gas Pipeline Leaks: Cypress City Oil Pipeline Leaks - October 28, 2015

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.

WATER & OIL VIDEO Farming, Fracking and Ground Water, Kern County, CA - by SpotlightCalifornia.com

Farmers and Kern County, California Commissioners' Meeting: Well Water Contamination California grows 2/3rds of the nations produce. Some farmers in the Central Valley farmers are buying recycled oil water from Chevron. Kiran visits the Central Valley's Cawelo Water District where the drought is causing farmers to use recycled oil water to irrigate their crops. She takes in the smells so you don't have to. This water is toxic. It can have 1 or more of 450 chemicals that oil companies use to bring oil to the surface. Hungry Now? Published on Feb 2, 2016.

Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission: CA State / Agencies Controversies - Public Private Partnership (PPP) and the Ballona Wetlands

Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission In 2010 Grassroots Coalition's President Patricia McPherson, with the help of associate John Davis began researching the way in which the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission interfaced with the (*so called) Public Private Partnership (PPP) known as the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation (an independent private business).

Ballona Watershed: Ballona West Bluffs (Uplands) with Rex Frankel 2003 prior to loss of uplands and construction of homes

The Ballona West Bluffs (Uplands) were lost to developers. Rex Frankel speaks out in 2003.  Officially presented to Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) in December 2005 at the Yacht Club Meeting Room.

 

Ballona Watershed: Playa Vista Drainage Devices in Ballona Wetlands / De-Watering / California Coastal Commission Letter

For several years the Ballona Wetlands have appeared remarkably dry, even in the rainy season. Ballona volunteers have been perplexed. We asked Why? A Public Request Act (PRA) may have supplied the answer!

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Environmental Activists Can Learn from Arroyo Seco Foundation's and Pasadena Audubon Society's Lawsuit Against LA County

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. 

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