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Underground Gas Storage: What Went Wrong At Porter Ranch?

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."

Underground Gas Storage: Why the Porter Ranch gas leak could take months to fix

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.

Global Sustainability: Paris Summit - Premiere Screening of DEAR GOVERNOR BROWN

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.

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.

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