Greed, Gridlock, and Gas - the Playa Vista story
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
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
Youth Seek Testimony From Exxon's Rex Tillerson in Federal Climate Lawsuit
Attorneys representing 21 young people in their federal climate lawsuit, sought to obtain testimony from ... READ MORE
Oil and Gas Related Material
Talking Points on Playa Vista / Appellate Decision
ORIGIN and RESPONSIBILITY FOR GAS MIGRATING TO THE SURFACE
Lawsuits make us all safer in our homes and work places.
2005 ENVIRONMENTALISM THROUGH INSPIRATION AND NON-VIOLENT ACTION et al., Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. CITY OF LOS ANGELES et al., Defendants and Respondents; PLAYA CAPITAL COMPANY, LLC, et al., Real Parties in Interest and Respondents. B174856 COURT OF APPEAL OF CALIFORNIA, SECOND APPELLATE DISTRICT, DIVISION THREE 2005 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 9697 October 26, 2005, Filed
BEFORE THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
Rita Boppana, Complainant,
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
PLAYA VISTA LAWSUITS
Playa Vista Update
NBC4 Burning Questions Update Part 1, July 27: Transcript and video
NBC4 Burning Questions Update Part 2, July 28: Transcript and video