Inform Yourself - Oil & Gas Health & Safety Issues
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:
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".
ROGUE METHANE STALKS LA STREETS/ Frank Snepp Exclusives
2016 Porter Ranch Leak Raises Concerns Elsewhere
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.
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)
Infographic: Like Porter Ranch, neighborhoods in Playa del Rey, Montebello SIT NEAR aging gas wells |89.3 KPCC
|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.|
3.16.21 AMG SIERRA CLUB 15 MIN YOUTUBE OF 6 EXCERPTS
EXCELLENT COMPREHENSIVE BALLONA OVERVIEW
by Richard Harmel, Patricia McPherson, Rex Frankel, Tongva John Tommy Rosas, Dr. Margot Griswold and Dr. Travis Longcore 15 min https://youtu.be/p4oRropvv6Y
Argonaut NEWS 4.15.21
SoCal Gas' own documentation of their gas leakage, migration and expansion beyond their approved boundaries.
Who knew what? Was the City of Los Angeles informed? Was the Public informed by SoCalGas?
SoCal Gas PDR Underground Gas Storage Operations:
TIMELINE OF DANGEROUS INCIDENTS & EVENTS IN PLAYA DEL REY / BALLONA WETLANDS. Area Update June 15, 2019.
February 14, 2020 VALENTINE RALLY to Close Down SoCal Gas Underground Storage Operation and Oppose Industrial Bulldozing of Ballona & Senator Holly Mitchell Speaks Out
January 6, 2003
Playa Vista Buyers Will Test Capability of Methane Shield
Critics call high-tech safeguards unproven. Courts back experts who devised system.