Massive Methane Leaks From Texas Fracking Sites Even More Significant Than Infamous Porter Ranch Gas Leak
23 February, 2016
After the mammoth methane gas leak that spewed uncontrollably from a damaged well in California’s Aliso Canyon was finally , residents of nearby began trepidatiously returning to their homes. Lingering doubts over whether Southern California Gas Company will continue using the underground storage field have left many wondering if concerns for their safety are being considered at all—particularly considering the company has, so far, only been charged with.
There is a dearth of accountability for lawbreakers in Texas’ oil and gas industry. As the study discovered, in a period of nearly two years beginning in January 2010, 284 complaints against the industry—and “164 documented violations”—led to just two non-punitive fines, the larger of which was a mere $14,250.
Fracking = Methane = Climate Crisis is out! http://paper.li/f-1412650052?edition_id=a97b52c0-d55b-11e5-a5cc-0cc47a0d1609 …
In fact, a by Harvard University points the finger at the U.S. as the cause of an enormous spike in global methane emissions over the past decade, accounting for 30 to 60 percent of all “human-caused atmospheric emissions.”