Saturday, January 2, 2016

New infrared video shows gas plume billowing above Porter Ranch

From:  Daily News 

By Dana Bartholomew, Los Angeles Daily News


From the air through a special lens, it looks like a giant smokestack on top of Oat Mountain belching a black plume over Porter Ranch.

The first aerial infrared video of natural gas spewing from the Aliso Canyon natural gas field that has plagued Porter Ranch residents for 10 weeks was released Wednesday by the Environmental Defense Fund, an advocacy group.

“Events of this size are rare, but major leakage across the oil and gas supply change is not,” said Tim O’Connor, director of the EDF’s California oil and gas program, in a statement. “There are plenty of mini-Aliso Canyons that add up to a big climate problem — not just in California, but across the country.”  MORE