SoCal Gas Creates 10,000+ Environmental Refugees in L.A.

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-L.A. The Aliso Canyon/Porter Ranch methane leak is so large it will measurably set back not just the city's but the entire state's greenhouse gas emission targets, effectively erasing nearly a decade's worth of statewide emission reductions. It accounts for more than 25% of all emissions statewide, and gives the lie to the claims that methane, AKA "natural gas," is a "clean" energy source. Two schools and thousands of nearby residents have been forced to move while the leak from an underground storage [...]