Gas Leak in Aliso Canyon, CA Poisons Residents and the Planet

ac1Erin Brockovich writes, the enormity of the Alison Canyon gas leak cannot be overstated. Gas is escaping through a ruptured pipe more than 8,000 feet underground, and it shows no signs of stopping,” as according to the California Air Resources Board, methane – a greenhouse gas 72 times more impactful in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide – has been escaping from the Aliso Canyon site with force equivalent “to a volcanic eruption” for about two months now.

As of Dec. 22, the leaking well had released the equivalent of 1.6 million metric tons of carbon dioxide — more greenhouse gas emissions than 330,000 passenger vehicles produce in a year.

Uncontrollable California Gas Leak: This environmental disaster is serious!