Why Porter Ranch Is The Canary In the Mine For Gas Storage Zones
The problems that led to the massive, uncontrolled gas leak are common in areas across California.
The Huffington Post:
Why Everyone Should Be Worried About The California Gas Leak Disaster
Call it a canary in a natural gas storage zone. The enormous volume of natural gas spewing from a broken well here should serve as a wake-up call that more catastrophes are waiting to happen at similar facilities nationwide, conservationists warn. Aging infrastructure, industry negligence and scant state regulations are all factors that led to the enormous Aliso Canyon methane leak now plaguing the affluent Porter Ranch community, and they are common problems across California and the nation, according to environmental experts. (Ferner and O'Connor, 1/21)