In October of 2015, Porter Ranch, a small community in Los Angeles County, faced the largest methane gas leak in United States history. More than 100,000 tons of toxic gas was leaked and contaminated the air breathed in by families in Porter Ranch and surrounding communities. With more than 5,000 families forced to relocate for months on end, most would think the issue would cause public outrage. Instead, many remained ignorant. Los Angeles is home to oil fields such as those at Signal Hill and Inglewood - both of which exist in the center of dense neighborhoods surrounded by schools, homes, parks and busy shopping centers. This extensive oil infrastructure being largely ignored gives reason to the fact that so few seem to care about the events unfolding in Porter Ranch. This disaster remains invisible to those unaffected yet is something that could happen to any one of those millions of Angelenos living in the shadow of oil infrastructure. Our addiction to fossil fuels has taken precedence over the safety of our environments and ourselves. Until we choose to recognize the dangers of what is right in front of us tragedies like that in Porter Ranch will only continue to occur.