1/11: Lawmakers Call for Moratorium; Schools Relocate Away From Porter RanchJanuary 11, 2016
What students and parents are expecting from the Porter Ranch school relocation
Walter Arwood’s life was thrown into chaos when his beloved niece experienced health effects that prevented her from attending school for over two weeks. Many parents are worried as their children need to drop out of school because of health problems caused by the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout. Read more.
Lawmakers To Make Announcement Outside SoCal Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Storage Facility
State lawmakers have called for a moratorium on Aliso Canyon’s “riskiest activities,” such as the injection of gas into wells, to prevent any further disasters in the area. Read more.
Porter Ranch: Could this be a new San Bruno?
As residents continue to suffer because of the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout, an increasing number of lawsuits are being filed against Southern California Gas Co. Find out more.
Porter Ranch LAUSD schools relocate away from gas leak Tuesday
Students from Porter Ranch Community School and Castlebay Lane Charter School have relocated away from Porter Ranch so that students can continue their education without the fear of developing illnesses. Read more.
California Residents Fear Long-Term Impact of Gas Leak
As the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout continues to release gas at a rate of 30,330 kilograms an hour, residents fear that their lives may never return to normal. Find out more.
Doctors Publicly Call for Residents to EVACUATE Los Angeles, Chatsworth, Northridge and Granada Hills, CA over Toxic Fumes from Well Leak
Doctors in Los Angeles are strongly urging residents of Porter Ranch to evacuate and remain in temporary housing and hotels until the Porter Ranch crisis is resolved. Thousands of residents are suffering from serious health effects after inhaling the methane gas. Find out more.
After CEO nabs record bonus, Sempra’s leak raises questions
Sempra’s CEO, Debra Reed, received the largest stock payout, valued at 13.1 million in Jan. 2016, just two days before Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in regards to the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout. Find out more.
State senator wants older Aliso Canyon gas wells shut until they are inspected
State Sen. Fran Pavley called for all gas wells operated by Southern California Gas Co. to be shut down until the gas well blowout crisis is fixed. Find out more.
State Senate Leaders Announce Plan on Porter Ranch Gas Leak (Video)
State Senate leaders in California State have announced four bills in response to the gas well blowout. The bills call for increased inspection and safety requirements in the Aliso Canyon facility, changes to emergency management, and an immediate moratorium on any gas injections into the wells. Find out more.
How many cars and burping cows equal the California gas leak?
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) have measured the scale of the California gas well blowout in terms of burping cows and cars. Find out more.
Peter Dronkers, the Southwest Circuit Rider for Earthworks, used an infrared gas camera to detect the levels of methane gas in Porter Ranch. Learn more about what he found.
California’s Massive Gas Leak: Hazards of Industry Long Known
According to experts, the gas well blowout will be a chronic problem. As SoCalGas continues to inject gas into the wells, the added pressure can lead to a rupture. Read more.
L.A. Gas Leak Displaces 12,000; Citizens Want Site Shut Down
At a Saturday meeting with the administrative law panel, 12,000 Porter Ranch residents demanded that the Aliso Canyon facility be shut down. Read more.
SoCalGas, Air Quality Board Pursue Capture/Burn Strategy at Storage Well Leak; Costs Hit $50M
SoCalGas, along with the regional air pollution regulators, has agreed to pursue a plan to capture and burn at least part of the escaping emissions at its Aliso Canyon facility. The decision was finalized at an all-day public hearing last Saturday in the Porter Ranch residential area. Read more.