Ian Crane describes his month’s experiences – which include being detained at Exeter airport under the Terrorism Act 2000, and interrogated. They examined his phone for one hour, with all its details copied. He has also been banned on Facebook. His car also pranged during the month, but that was his own fault sliding on a wet road.
The methane gas leak in northern California is leeching at a phenomenal rate. The pollution is the equivalent of 5 million cars running 24/7 in this area. The problem is out of control. 2200 hundred families have been relocated. Another 7000 are waiting to be relocated. There are hundreds of others hoping to be relocated. Negative health impacts can be severe, as methane affects the human nervous system, and other key parts of human health. The problem at Porter’s Ranch is 8000 feet down. SoCal (Southern California Gas) will face claims from the 9000 residents currently targeted for removal, and no doubt there will be many others to follow. The health bill could run into billions of dollars more.
This is the danger of setting up gas caverns as has been proposed at Fylde in Lancashire, underneath a densely populated area.