Since October, a gas storage well owned by the Southern California Gas Co. has been leaking 110,000 pounds of methane per hour into the atmosphere. In addition to forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents and sickening those who remained behind, the leak is a climate disaster. Methane is at least 80 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2 and this one leak has increased California’s already disastrous emissions by 25%. Company officials have repeatedly tried to stem the emissions but have failed. Just as the BP Gulf Oil demonstrated deep underwater drilling cannot be made environmentally safe, so the Porter Ranch methane leak is the event that should awaken the public to the fact that natural and fracked gas is an energy dead end. Come hear one of the leading activists in California on the fight against the Porter Ranch leak and the way forward for our movement.
Bridgeport City Council Approves Gas Friendly CEBA:
The so called “Community Environmental Benefits Agreement” was approved by the Bridgeport City Council on Monday, ignoring the majority of speakers from the community who opposed it. This agreement, which restricts the city’s ability to advocate for the residents against PSEG, was voted for without public debate, immediately following a public hearing which most council members did not attend.
Reaction from Capitalism vs The Climate
Coverage from CT Post
The gas power plant project is not approved yet and we will keep people informed about upcoming ways to stop the new pollution source.
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