While this might have been the single largest leak from a given source , the fact is that each and every day that much and more gas is leaked from other sources. These include from the fracking industry itself and from older wells that are scattered all over the USA.
Add Russia, Canada, the Middle East and any number of other gas producing nations into the mix and there more than just a fee of these Porter Ranches ongoing.
Then we have the melting tundra.
Regulatory oversight? Environmental compliance? Care for all life? Nah...no one's looking so BAU (business as usual)....
When I look at those reports of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of square miles of arctic sea floor that are exsanguinating methane, I wonder if Mother Nature isn't perhaps batting last, or maybe bleeding to death?
What's sickening is the fact that the mainstream media keeps this information hidden. Such as how many people died, became ill and had to relocate.
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Of course it is safe. Would we dig a gas well that wasn't safe? You can rest assured that nothing can happen.
Famous first words... Then they began drilling. Look at the trouble they had in sunny California and give thanks and a donation to Greenpeace for protecting us by stopping them in the Arctic.
Nice piece, thank you for sharing it.
THE SEAS WILL RISE:
From the Revelation: "The Great Warning": ..."The seas will rise. Within the next century & a half, they will rise over a 100 feet. Where are you going to live? What will happen to your ports, cities and your prime farmland (and your coastal nuclear power facilities)? What will happen to the deltas of the world & the millions who live there? WHo will take them in when they must flee their nation, unable to survive there any longer?
It is this you must consider. The majority of the major cities of the world will be flooded and will not be able to be protected. ..... As the icecaps melt, as the glaciers melt, as water becomes ever more precious and drought grows worldwide, these are the things that must be mitigated now while you still have a chance to do so. Do not think there are other problems that are more significant than this. Do not discount this."... From the newmessage.org.
The Superstorm that hit the isles of Fiji recently and the refugee migrations and the migrant refugees encompassing Europe are all but a preview of what is in store for the US of Empire.
As the seas rise and cause migrations from the East, and the great Droughts cause migrations from the West, and the migrations from Mexico & Central America continue onward, irrespective of Trump's Great Wall of America, the lands will change and be un-recognizable...Onward to the center of the US and northward to Canada....
Interesting choice of words... Almost like reading history - "was the largest in History" why, you could almost heave a sigh of relief, this could have been decades ago, and we survived. Fact - this like the radiation in Japan, IS, not WAS. The problem is on-going and very nicely covered up. Time for Americans to awake - ignoring these problems and hiding them from the public awareness does not make them go away. The infrastructure - energy - environmental policy decisions we make have consequences.
Texas #Fracking Gas Leaks Worse Than California’s—Media Silent http://www.mintpressnews.com/unstoppable-texas-gas-leaks-worse-than-californias-media-silent/214191/ … Thousands of tons of methane per hour.