Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Oil Wells Of Los Angeles

When thinking of the sources of American oil, the places that come to mind include the Gulf Coast, Pennsylvania (as place-names such as "Oil City" might remind us), Texas, and the North Slope of Alaska.  But according to the following YouTube video, we should also think of Los Angeles.

It's interesting that while the California government has been preparing legislation under which businesses can be sued for "deceiving" or "misleading" about climate change, their largest city has been producing quite a bit of fossil fuels, which according to government-approved opinion, leads to man-made carbon dioxide and its contribution to climate change.

The presence of liquid hydrocarbons under Los Angeles shouldn't be too much of a surprise for anyone who has heard of the La Brea Tar Pits.  But even so, I wanted to find some corroboration, and found it here, here and here.

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