Your Call: Southern California methane gas leak, an invisible environmental disaster

Jan 12, 2016


On the January 12th edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the methane gas disaster in Southern California.

Two months ago, a SoCal Gas pipe erupted causing more than 80,000 metric tons of methane gas to spew into the air in Southern California according to Environmental Defense Fund estimates. SoCal Gas says the leak may not be plugged until spring. Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich says the gas leak is the worst environmental disaster in the US since the BP oil spill.

What are the public health and environmental implications? Who is being held accountable? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and you.


Alexandra Nagy, the Southern California Organizer at the Los Angeles branch of Food & Water Watch 

Timothy O’Conner, the Director of Environmental Defense Fund's Oil and Gas Program in California

Web Resources:

Food & Water Watch: Exposing the Biggest Climate Disaster You’ve Never Heard Of

Environmental Defense Fund: Aliso Canyon leak sheds light on national problem

SoCal Gas: Aliso Canyon Updates

California Air Resource Board: Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak

EPA: Overview of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

BBC: How many cars and burping cows does equal the California gas leak?

The Independent: California methane gas leak 'more damaging than Deepwater Horizon disaster'

LA Weekly: What Went Wrong at Porter Ranch?

Earth Works: Porter Ranch methane leak doesn’t bode well for climate