Methane blasting into the air while crude oil covers Santa Barbara coastline. This disgusts me.
Natural gas is methane.
In Karnes County, 15 to 20 homes were evacuated due to what was, at first, thought to be a deadly hydrogen sulfide leak. But as one report put it, “it’s just a natural gas leak.” Watch this video and see if that looks like a leak. I think it’s called a blowout and they are bringing in a special crew to get control of the well.
Natural gas is methane, which is a powerful greenhouse gas. When considered on a twenty-year time frame, methane is 86 times more powerful than CO2 in warming potential. This methane will remain in our atmosphere for over 100 years warming our planet.
Crude oil spill along Santa Barbara Coastline.
A 24-inch pipeline spilled an estimated 2,000 BARRELS PER MINUTE before it was shut down.
The Coast Guard said an initial estimate of 21,000 gallons spilled may not be accurate.
There are better solutions to energize our lives. The majority of Americans want renewable energy but our politicians can’t hear us because their ears are stuffed with oily money. The fracking industry owns America.
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Good post. That natural gas is doing all kinds of damage to our environment. It’s not very well known that our use of natural gas is increasing our air volume(making it more dense). This increase is causing not yet known effects on our air environment. But I believe it is putting us onto a path of environmental air “stability”.
Was wondering if this oil spill in offshore California came from the production of oil at the Exxon Hondo platoform?
It came from a pipeline. I haven’t been following the news that closely because I’m swamped.