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Porter Ranch methane leak doesn’t bode well for climate

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By Hilary Lewis

December 21, 2015

Have you ever seen methane? What about benzene? Or the chemical the gas company adds to make your stovetop gas stink, mercaptan? I asked residents at a Save Porter Ranch meeting in northwest Los Angeles if they had seen the pollution they knew was in their community, pouring down from the SoCal Gas storage facility on the hill behind town.

No one responded.

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Tagged with: epa, california, methane, porter ranch, cop21


Keeping up with the Joneses: how one FLIR camera led to more

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By Hilary Lewis

September 10, 2015

Last August, Earthworks purchased a FLIR Gasfinder camera to make invisible air pollution from the oil and gas industry visible. Since then, we’ve traveled the country exposing the pollution and demanding action from industry and regulators.

It’s working.

There are many ways to measure success: families helped, air cleaned, industries fined, but this week we found yet another -- FLIR cameras purchased.

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Tagged with: fracking, air pollution, anadarko, flir, cep


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