Friday, February 26, 2016

The worst man-made greenhouse gas disaster in U.S. history

The 112-day leak at the Aliso Canyon, California facility released about 5 billion cubic feet of methane into the atmosphere, making it by far the biggest single emitter of the gas anywhere in the country. The leak leak effect is equivalent to the annual exhaust emissions from nearly 600,000 cars.
The methane flow from one damaged wellhead more than doubled the amount of methane pollution emitted by all sources across the entire Los Angeles area. The disaster has made it harder for the state of California to meet its carbon-reduction goals, the scientists say. Read more at www.washingtonpost.com