2016: California’s ‘Staggering’ Leak Could Spew Methane for Months

http://insideclimatenews.org/news/21122015/2016-california-massive-methane-leak-socal-natural-gas-fracking-climate-change-health

A leaking natural gas storage field continues to belch thousands of tons of methane into the air every week, causing health and climate concerns. By Lisa Song In 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will issue long-awaited rules to control methane emissions from the oil and gas industry. The regulations will emerge after years of activism and scientific studies on the climate risk posed by methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that’s dozens of times more potent that carbon dioxide. But the regulations will likely be overshadowed by the ongoing saga in Aliso Canyon, Calif., where a leaking natural gas storage field continues to belch thousands of tons of methane into the air every week. See Also: 2015: The Year Methane Leaked into the Headlines Texas Fracking Zone Emits 90% More Methane Than EPA Estimated EDF Sparks Mistrust, and Admiration, With Its Methane Research Landmark Paper Underestimated Methane Leaks from Gas Production, Study Says read more

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