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LA City Council urges state to close Playa del Rey natural gas facility

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday, April 7, to approve a resolution in support of any legislation or administrative action that would help close the Playa del Rey natural gas storage facility. Introduced by councilmembers Mike Bonin and Paul Koretz, the resolution calls for the state to set up a transition process and timeline for the shutdown of the facility at 8141 Gulana Ave in Playa Del Rey run by SoCalGas. “We must move aggressively to get off fossil fuels, and we mus...
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LA County officials release draft goals, priorities for Aliso Canyon gas blowout health study

A draft document laying out the goals and priorities of study into the health effects of the largest gas blowout in the country’s history was released Friday, March 19, and the public will have 30 days to examine it and give feedback. The draft outline of key topics the health study would focus on comes more than five years after the gas leak was discovered at the Aliso Canyon canyon gas storage facility near Porter Ranch in the northwest San Fernando Valley, in October 2015. The well released 1...
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Guest column: The 5-year anniversary of Aliso Canyon natural gas leak – A reflective review

  Aliso Canyon gas storage facility in Porter Ranch Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of lawsuits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three: Five years after Aliso Canyon gas leak, public health at the heart of the tug-of-war . Part four:...
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Should Aliso Canyon gas facility remain open? SoCalGas calls it essential; not all agree

Aliso Canyon gas storage facility in Porter Ranch Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of lawsuits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three: Five years after Aliso Canyon gas leak, public health at the heart of the tug-of-war . Part four: In...
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Five years later, has Porter Ranch recovered from Aliso Canyon well blowout?

Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three: Five years after Aliso Canyon gas leak, public health at the heart of the tug-of-war . Part four, today: In Porter Ranch, development returns, but angst endures for some residents. Part five, Tuesday, Oct. 27: The future of the faci...
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Five years after Aliso Canyon gas leak, public health is at the heart of the tug-of-war

ALISO CANYON: FIVE YEARS OF TUMULT Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to cap it and energy consumption in California. Part three, today: Public health is at the heart of the tug-of-war. Part four, coming Monday, Oct. 26: Development returns to Porter Ranch, but anxiety endures. It was the single largest natural gas leak in U.S. history. The 109,000 metric tons of metha...
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Fifth anniversary: Here’s how the Aliso Canyon gas leak has impacted the entire state

Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three, coming Sunday, Oct. 25: Despite years of debate, the future of the facility is very much up in the air. Five years ago this week, the largest-ever U.S. methane leak was discovered near Porter Ranch in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Val...
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Attorneys try to persuade judges that SoCalGas should pay restitution to Porter Ranch residents

In the latest effort to snare restitution for residents of Porter Ranch and nearby communities, attorneys presented their arguments Thursday before a three-judge panel in California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal. More than 150 residents packed the courtroom, with some wearing red “Shut It Down” T-shirts and “Victim” signs. Attorneys who represent residents said the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed misdemeanor criminal charges against the utility and later let the gas company ...
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Official ‘root cause’ of massive 2015 Porter Ranch gas leak is revealed

The Southern California Gas Co. did not conduct detailed follow-up inspections or analyses after dozens of previous gas leaks at its Aliso Canyon storage facility in the hills above Porter Ranch, ultimately leading to the 2015 rupture of a well casing that was degraded by corrosion from contact with groundwater, causing a massive gas leak that forced thousands of people to flee their homes, state regulators announced Friday. That rupture caused more than 100,000 tons of methane to spew into the ...
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Judge to rule on $120 million Aliso Canyon gas leak settlement

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge is expected to decide Monday whether to approve the $120 million settlement stemming from the largest release of methane in U.S. history. The deal between Southern California Gas Co., which is responsible for the Aliso Canyon gas leak, and city, county and state officials, is set to fund a long-term health study and other environmental projects. To compensate for releasing nearly 109,000 metric tons of methane during the 2015 blowout near Porter Ranch, the gas ...
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Judge says yes to $120 million Aliso Canyon gas leak settlement

A Los Angeles Superior Court judge on Monday approved a $120 million settlement stemming from the largest release of methane in U.S. history. Judge Carolyn Kuhl approved the settlement reached between Southern California Gas Co. — which is responsible for the Aliso Canyon gas leak — and city, county and state officials. The settlement will fund a long-term health study and other environmental projects. To compensate for releasing nearly 109,000 metric tons of methane during the 2015 blowout near...
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More L.A. firefighters sue SoCal Gas over big gas leak near Porter Ranch

The number of firefighters who are suing the Southern California Gas Co. over exposure to hazardous levels of toxins during a giant gas leak near Porter Ranch has grown to 51. Twenty-two L.A city firefighters who assisted Porter Ranch residents after the 2015 blowout joined their colleagues and filed a lawsuit Jan. 29 against the utility, alleging the gas company knowingly exposed them to hazardous levels of toxins, including cancer-causing formaldehyde. In the 62-page t filed with Los Angeles ...
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3 years since the Aliso Canyon gas leak, almost half the wells in the storage field near Porter Ranch are shut down

Three years after methane and toxic gases began spewing from an underground storage site in Aliso Canyon, sickening thousands of residents of the Porter Ranch community in northern Los Angeles County, the Gas Co. has removed from operation nearly half its wells after state inspections determined they were no longer safe, according to records obtained by this newspaper. Of the 114 wells used by Southern California Gas for the injection and withdrawal of natural gas that once supplied 11 million S...
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3 years after the Aliso Canyon gas leak, why are more people than ever moving to Porter Ranch?

On a windy night in February 2016, Jennifer Tung was on her way from the Bay Area when she stopped by her empty house in Porter Ranch to pick up her mail. Tung had been staying in a Woodland Hills hotel after the largest discharge of methane in United States history settled over homes and schools in her neighborhood near the Aliso Canyon gas storage field. Aliso Canyon Gas Leak: 3 years later Why are more people than ever moving to Porter Ranch? Almost half the wells in the Aliso Canyon na...
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Porter Ranch doctor to study health of LA firefighters who responded to 2015 Aliso Canyon blowout

A physician who has been tracking Porter Ranch residents potentially affected by the gas well blowout at nearby Aliso Canyon is rolling out a health study of firefighters who responded to the 2015 accident. Dr. Jeffrey Nordella plans to formally anounce his plans on Tuesday — the third anniversary of the massive breach — to conduct medical tests on the firefighters, some of whom alleged in a lawsuit last week that the company knew first-responders were being exposed to dangerous toxins. From the...
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FAQ: Is Aliso Canyon safe? And more questions, 3 years after the gas leak

Three years have passed since a leak at the Southern California Gas company’s Aliso Canyon facility spewed 100,000 tons of methane into the surrounding area. But although hundreds of lawsuits have been filed — the most recent by Los Angeles firefighters on Monday, Oct. 15 — and countless safety measures have been enacted, questions still remain for the residents of Porter Ranch, both old and new. Aliso Canyon Gas Leak: 3 years later Why are more people than ever moving to Porter Ranch? Alm...
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Timeline of the Aliso Canyon gas leak’s impact on Porter Ranch over the last 3 years

On Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, employees of the Southern California Gas company discovered a atural gas leak from a well at one of their storage facilities in the north San Fernando Valley. It would later be classified as the largest natural gas leak disaster in the United States. Aliso Canyon Gas Leak: 3 years later Why are more people than ever moving to Porter Ranch? Almost half the wells in the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field have been shut down Is it safe to live in Porter Ranch? Ti...
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In Gov. Jerry Brown’s waning days in office, residents demand closure of SoCal Gas’ Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility

With a few months before Gov. Jerry Brown leaves office, residents of Porter Ranch and neighboring communities rallied once more Thursday, urging the governor to shut down the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field. It was not a new demand for many of the ralliers, but with Brown terming out and a new governor-elect coming in this November, the rally was perhaps among the last chances for activists to call for the shut down under his tenure. That call comes in the waning term of a governor whose...
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SoCalGas to pay $119.5 million settlement over 2015 Porter Ranch gas leak

Southern California Gas Co. will pay out $119.5 million under the terms of a settlement disclosed this morning, covering claims lodged against the company over the 2015 gas leak at its Aliso Canyon natural gas facility near Porter Ranch, the company said. The leak, which began in October of that year and wasn’t capped until the following February, led to numerous complaints of illness and the displacement of thousands from their homes in an ordeal that left nearly 100,000 metric tons of methane ...
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After the Aliso Canyon gas leak, a massive Porter Ranch park could be a boon. But not all agree

A sprawling, privately funded park is coming to the Porter Ranch area — part of an ongoing development boom that is sweeping an area where a massive gas leak once made headlines. But some residents are concerned the project is an unhealthy sign that the character of the northwest San Fernando Valley community is on the wane. The 50-acre site — roughly the size of 38 football fields —  at 11900 North Mason Avenue received a green light from the city’s Parks and Recreation Commission in June. ...
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A key SoCal Gas engineer gives 8 hours of testimony on Aliso Canyon gas leak

After being blocked from testifying, a key witness in the trial involving the Aliso Canyon gas leak was deposed for eight hours Wednesday by the lawyer representing 9,000 plaintiffs from Porter Ranch who are suing Southern California Gas Co. May Lew, the principal engineer of the chemical and environmental section of SoCalGas, was ordered to testify by Superior Court Judge Lisa Hart Cole after an initial bout on May 30 resulted in attempts to keep her from the witness stand. The judge ruled in f...
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A key witness, after months of SoCal Gas’ efforts to block her testimony, is expected to tell the full story on toxic gas at Aliso Canyon

After nearly three years since the largest gas blowout in U.S.history, residents of Porter Ranch still worry whether their health will be compromised five, 10 or 20 years down the road after breathing in not just methane gas, but an array of toxic, often cancer-causing chemicals spewed from an underground gas storage facility in and around their suburban neighborhood. A key part of their quest is finding out what caused their nosebleeds, headaches, nausea and a few cases of cancer. One answer ma...
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2-plus years after Aliso Canyon leak, safety agency is falling short on inspecting US natural gas facilities

More than two years after the massive natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon, a federal safety agency is falling short on inspecting natural gas storage sites across the country, despite legislation to beef up such monitoring, according to a federal report released Friday, Dec. 22. Congress signed the pipeline standards in a bill last year after a massive leak in October 2015 at the Aliso Canyon natural-gas storage facility on the north end of the San Fernando Valley. The breached well released nearly...
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Valley residents report burning eyes, headaches and more after 50-minute gas leak at Aliso Canyon

A new gas leak was detected on Monday at Aliso Canyon, prompting concern from some San Fernando Valley residents. The Southern California Gas Co. recorded the leak at about 4:55 p.m. as “an unplanned release of natural gas,” which lasted about 50 minutes, at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility near Porter Ranch, according to a memo from SoCalGas sent to residents just before 7:40 p.m. RELATED STORY: Public invited to give input on Aliso Canyon natural gas leak health study In the alert...
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Public invited to give input on Aliso Canyon natural gas leak health study

A community meeting will be held Thursday night to gather input from residents about what should be included in a health study related to the 2015 Aliso Canyon natural gas leak. The South Coast Air Quality Management District will host the meeting in Porter Ranch to present and discuss a brief, draft outline on what the study will include, according to the agency. The $1 million health study is funded through an $8.5 million settlement reached earlier this year between the Southern California Ga...
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Increased methane levels reported at SoCalGas’ Aliso Canyon facility near Porter Ranch

Elevated methane levels were observed Friday night, Dec. 1 at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility near Porter Ranch, according to a memo by the Southern California Gas Co. The gas company sent the notice late Friday to residents who live near Aliso Canyon after SoCalGas Co. operators noted an increase in methane levels on two fence-line monitors along a border with the community. The elevated methane levels lasted about 20 minutes, according to the memo. A SoCalGas official said the in...
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With winter chill looming, could controversial Aliso Canyon gas wells heat up Southern California?

The natural gas wells in Aliso Canyon could be leaned on more this winter, unless Southern California residents and business owners conserve more energy or take other measures, officials with state and local agencies said in a report this week. A greater uncertainty of available energy resources exists in the region for the 2017-18 winter season because three natural gas transmission pipelines relied on by Southern California Gas Company are out of operation. That was according to a recent risk ...
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Daughters allege mother’s death related to Aliso Canyon gas leak, sue SoCalGas and Sempra Energy

LOS ANGELES >> The daughters of a longtime Porter Ranch school teacher sued Southern California Gas Co. and Sempra Energy Wednesday, alleging the woman’s death in the spring from cancer was related to the Aliso Canyon methane leak. Jamie Kimmel and Lauren Hoffenberg filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleging wrongful death, negligence, strict liability for ultrahazardous activities and fraudulent concealment stemming from the May death of 62-year-old Susan Kimmel, who suffered fro...
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LADWP says no need for ‘alarm’ after Porter Ranch doctor warns of lithium in water

A report from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power expected to be released Wednesday states there is no direct link between the Aliso Canyon Gas leak and levels of lithium in the city’s water supply. A Los Angeles City Council committee approved a motion on Tuesday to release the report, which studies lithium levels and any connection to the massive gas leak two years ago at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in Porter Ranch. Lithium is a naturally occurring element, and foun...
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Aliso Canyon gas leak effect on health, water quality may get closer look from city of LA

A screenshot shows the first aerial infrared video of natural gas spewing from the Aliso Canyon natural gas field in Porter Ranch(Courtesy, Environmental Defense Fund) LOS ANGELES — An L.A. City Council committee will consider today if the city should examine more closely the health of the people who live near the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility and the quality of their water following the release of an independent report that raised questions about both. City Councilman Mitchell En...
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