Porter Ranch Los Angeleses: A Case Study

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This Article talks about the methane leak that took place in Porter Ranch Los Angeles, but the were no casualties. There was a leakage from Aliso Canyon natural-gas storage facility, which was one hundred thousand tons of methane, and it is considered to be one of the worst environmental disasters. More than 2,000 families were evacuated from their neighborhood after some people encountered headaches, vomiting, and bloody noses.
Furthermore, Fred Krupp claims that uncontrolled emissions of methane are 84 times more effective than carbon dioxide over a frame of 20 years and that’s why it deserves more national attention. In addition, there are methane leaks that happen all across the oil and gas production sites, and those leakages cause as
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Stopping at least 45% of leakage globally could help the climate over the next 20 years. There is a solution for this problem, in Colorado companies are required to take some easy steps to detect and fix leaks, but a national problem such as this problem needs a national solution. Krupp suggests that the federal government could require systematic leak detection and repair at facilities like Aliso Canyon and a problem like that can’t be solved through voluntary half measures.
Before mentioning all of the methane problems and who does it affect, what is methane? “A colorless, odorless, flammable gas, CH 4, the main constituent of marsh gas and the firedamp of coal mines, obtained commercially from natural gas: the first member of the methane, or alkane, series of hydrocarbons.” ( Where does it come from? Methane comes from many sources but the main source is oil and gas industry. How many dollars was lost from the Aliso Canyon leak? According to it was estimated that loss was $15,000,000, also the reason behind most leaks “It’s a combination of oil and gas companies failing to monitor and maintain aging infrastructure and a lack of oversight of the oil and gas industry.”( Add to that the methane is
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According to Krupp methane pollution is responsible of 25% of the warming our planet and it is 84 times more potent than carbon dioxide over the short term. And that’s why methane leaks should have more media attention, maybe it’s not as destructive as a war happening someplace, but it’s damaging our atmosphere and polluting
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