Porter Ranch Gas Leak Still Not Under Control; State of Emergency Declared by California Governor
Natural gas is still spewing out through leaks into the air, in the Porter Ranch neighbourhood making residents sick and forcing many to evacuate their homes. Methane, the most potent green house gas has been coming out of the leak since October.
Gov. Jerry Brown, who is one of the strongest advocate of reducing the green house gases and use of fossil fuels is in an awkward position. H effaces growing public anger with no sign of relief from plugging the leak. On Wednesday, he declared a state of emergency for the locality that supports approximately 30,000 residents. The neighbourhood is at the edge of the San Fernando Valley.
The residents are not only angry but have several questions to be answered. They want to know the reason why the Southern California Gas Company is not being able to plug the leak from its natural storage well. They also demand answers whether the utility company will recompense for the related health issues and the loss in property values.
Mitchell Englander, the Los Angeles city councilman representing Porter Ranch said, "This is the equivalent of the BP oil spill, except its on land, in a populated community. This is one of the most disruptive, catastrophic environmental events that I've seen. It's a truly chaotic crisis."
New Zealand News
- Tesla Model Y Performance becomes little bit more expensive to order in China
- Porsche’s recently unveiled Mission R Concept previews electric race cars of future
- Chinese manufacturer GAC’s Aion V e-SUV can charge 0-80% in just 8 minutes
- Oshidori International exits Japanese casino race, citing serious ethical irregularities
- CATL and LG Energy account for nearly 54% of global xEV battery market: SNE Research
- Italian motorcycle racer Valentino Rossi enters e-bike business with VR46 MTB range
- Micro Mobility shows off production version of Microlino 2.0 and 3-wheeled e-scooter
- Chinese electric motorcycle maker Evoke Motorcycles to set up shops in Spain
- TenneT adds more electric BMWs to study use of EVs to support power grids
- Italy’s ASPI announces plans to install cross-country ultra-fast EV charging network