Sunday, January 24, 2016
I didn't buy this one for the people. I bought it because of the background. Those tanks and that large valve, I think, are from an oil field. Today, few people realize that Los Angeles was once the largest oil operation in the country. Wells could be seen all over the area. From Santa Monica to Beverly Hills to the valleys, oil was pumped out of the ground.
Right now, one of the largest environmental disasters in American history is going on in L.A. One of those depleted oil fields was converted for use as a natural gas storage facility. It's leaking. Since October, tons and tons of methane have been spewing into the atmosphere. Best case scenario, the leak will be fixed sometime in February. The worst case scenario, who knows.