First Aerial Footage of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak

Home Controversy First Aerial Footage of Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Leak
Published on December 28, 2015

Aerial footage filmed Dec. 17, 2015, shows potent, climate-damaging methane gases escaping from a massive natural gas leak at a storage facility in California’s Aliso Canyon, with the San Fernando valley pictured in the background. The giant methane plumes were made visible by a specialized infrared camera operated by an Earthworks ITC-certified thermographer.

The leak has been called the worst environmental disaster since the BP oil spill in 2010 but you won’t see this, instead you’ll see pics of Kylie Jenner and her dog and a diamond ring, with speculation that she might be engaged to boyfriend Tyga.

The mainstream media isn’t telling you about the methane gas leak that has cause 1700 families to be evacuated during the holidays, or that the leak will take 3 months to fix.

“Our efforts to stop the flow of gas by pumping fluids directly down the well have not yet been successful, so we have shifted our focus to stopping the leak through a relief well,” Anne Silva, a spokesperson for the Southern California Gas Company. “The relief well process is on schedule to be completed by late February or late March.”

That this one leak accounts for more than a quarter of California’s methane gas emissions. Methane, the main component of natural gas, is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide when it comes to climate change impact. About one-fourth of the anthropogenic global warming we’re experiencing today is due to methane emissions, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.

You can read a detailed account at Motherboard.


  1. Ahmad Hafizuddin Bin Ismail

    Wow, is it true that there’s little to none media coverage on this, because that’s just plain wrong. This is what’s wrong with the news. They rather report on a useless news about some engagement of celebrities, and not information on tragedies like this. They rather report on something that’s “trending”.

  2. ZXD22

    I remember how devastating the BP oil spill was about 6 years ago and I would totally say that this was far worse than that. I almost had no idea of this spill at all due to the low media coverage the story had covered. Oil and Gas leaks always contribute to the death of thousands if not millions of sea life….

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