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.
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 - Oil & Gas 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
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Oil and Gas Related Material
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.
Visuals and Grassroot Coalition Letter to California Coastal Commission requesting investigation to prove the legitimacy or illegitimacy the history of Ballona's Restoration Process. What permits are completed and which are not? What damage has been done and how will the damage being fixed?
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?
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).
Playa Vista Dewatering and Bulldozing the Ballona Wetlands East of Lincoln early 2003. See the flooded wetlands.
Mr Video Man does an excellent job on Poisoned Paradise.
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.
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
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
WATCH DOG GROUP SETTLES FIRST-EVER PROP 65 LAWSUIT TO CLEAN UP POLLUTING OIL & GAS WASTEWATER PIT