Sunday, January 03, 2016

Erin Brockovich goes to bat for Porter Ranch residents north of LA after huge methane leak

Erin Brockovich (played by Julia Roberts in a major 2000 movie bearing her name) has said that the methane leak north of Los Angeles is the biggest environmental disaster since the BP Oil Spill.  She has called upon California governor Jerry Brown to declare a disaster and evacuate all the residents.  Apparently the company has been slowly relocating them. Democracy Now reports on her current activism.

ABC7 in Los Angeles offers this account and a video with Erin meeting with residents of Porter Ranch along highway 118.

Thomas Curwen writes in the Los Angeles Times about the history of methane in the area, and “Why the Porter Ranch gas leak could take months to fix”.  Are residents reimbursed by the gas company for their temporary relocation?

Brockovich described the intense headache the gas causes.  And methane is a major greenhouse gas.

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