Update from Audrey Schulman, http://www.heetma.org/
BU professor, Nathan Phillips, and Bob Ackley of Gas Safety USA are gearing up to drive across the US with a device that will continuously measure methane levels. The trip will end at Porter Ranch, the site of what is being called the worst environmental disaster since the BP oil spill.
This single leak accounts for 1/4 of the state's entire methane emissions. On top of that, it's expected repair date is all the way in March 2016. So far, 1600 families have evacuated the area and the FAA has implemented a no fly zone over the area.
See more: LA TIMES Porter Ranch gas leakHEET will be in close contact with Phillips and Ackley as they travel, research, and conduct interviews to get a closer look at what is happening, how it happened, and where might we go from here. The trip will take place between January 4-14, so look forward to updates from HEET! We'll be posting the info on HEET's Facebook page. https://www.facebook.
More: Mapping the Invisible: To Find Your Local Natural Gas Leak, Just Zoom In, By Phil McKenna, Inside Climate News, Aug 25, 2015