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California: Impact Zone of Methane Gas Leak Doubles

HeadlinesJan 22, 2016
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In California, officials have doubled the impact zone of the uncontrollable methane gas leak in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles. It’s being called the nation’s biggest environmental disaster since the BP oil spill. Methane gas is a powerful greenhouse gas that accelerates climate change. California Governor Jerry Brown did not mention the leak during his State of the State Thursday, but he did speak about the need to address climate change.

Gov. Jerry Brown: "Thankfully, the rest of the world has heard the message: Humankind must change the ways and radically decarbonize the economy. The Paris climate agreement was a breakthrough."

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