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Inform Yourself - Oil & Gas Health & Safety Issues

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

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!

Understanding the Ballona Watershed / Wetlands / Experts' Views on Ballona Restoration

What is a watershed?

A. A watershed is basically a drainage area.  In other words, when it rains, the rain follows the terrain, flowing down over the surface to a central low point – a river, creek, lake, or bay.  The watershed is the entire area that drains water to that low point.

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MDR U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hearing Marina Del Rey, CA May 10, 2016 Dock 52 “Proposed Boat Central Project”

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hearing Marina Del Rey, CA
May 10, 2016 Dock 52 “Proposed Boat Central Project”
Click below for 3 Part YouTube of Meeting with Army Corps. 
Part 1 of 3 https://youtu.be/GAapIm1Eync
Part 2 of 3 https://youtu.be/LmWjckcvi_k
Part 3 of 3 https://youtu.be/vdg2b3GBUSk

Playa del Rey Town Hall - Get OFF Fossil Fuels - Saturday - June 17, 2017 10 am - 12 pm

Since the early 1990's Patricia McPherson of Grassroots Coalition (GC) has been involved in assuring the disclosure of health and safety information related to the Playa del Rey / SoCalGas / Sempra Energy. This is a limited list of GC involvement to assist you in understanding the dangers at the PDR Underground Gas Storage Field.

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