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Inform Yourself - Oil & Gas Health & Safety Issues

Oil & Gas Reference Materials - 56 Scientific PDFs

2019 Corroded Well Lining Caused Alison Canyon Gas Leak that displaced thousands, report says,
"In a 258-page report, investigators said that groundwater had corroded the metal lining of a more-than-50-year-old underground well, leading to its rupture at 892 feet below ground. The report also said that SoCalGas, the company that owns and operates the natural gas well, did not meaningfully investigate or analyze more than 60 previous leaks at the facility The company did not properly monitor its wells at the site, the report said, adding that “the approach to well integrity at Aliso Canyon had been reactive rather than proactive.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/business/porter-ranch-gas-leak.html?action=click&module=Latest&pgtype=Homepage

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

Safety of the Southern California Gas Company Gas Storage Facility in Playa del Rey Complaint Case dated October 14, 2005 to the California Public Utilities Commission

BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

Rita Boppana, Complainant,

vs.

Southern California Gas Company, Defendant.

Case 00-05-010 (Filed May 11, 2000)

OPPOSITION TO THE MOTION OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA GAS COMPANY (U 904 G) TO FORECLOSE ADDITIONAL "EXPERT" TESTIMONY OR, IN THE ALTERNATIVE, TO SUSPEND PROCEDURAL SCHEDULE AND FOR AN ORDER SHORTENING TIME IN WHICH TO RESPOND

 

Grassroots Coalition Press Release: Grassroots Coalition believes in open government and full disclosure of health and safety issues

Loretta Lynch, Former President of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), implied that despite warnings from environmentalists about gas explosion hazards beneath the development, big money behind Playa Vista was determined to make it happen.

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