29 Dec '15, 2pm

Massive natural gas leak in California expected to gush methane until March

Massive natural gas leak in California expected to gush methane until March

As awful as it is that so many people have been forced from their homes, that’s not even the worst consequence of this leak. The main component of natural gas, methane , is a greenhouse gas that’s 25 times more powerful than carbon dioxide. The Environmental Defense Fund estimates the impact of the leak on the environment is equivalent to the emissions from 7 million cars — and that’s per day , not overall. Because of the enormous size of the leak, environmental advocates say it’s impossible to fully estimate the effect on the environment until it’s over.

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