The state Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would temporarily ban injecting gas at the Aliso Canyon storage facility, essentially making law out of an existing prohibition. Senate Bill 380 , authored by Senator Fran Pavely, D-Agoura Hills, passed by a vote of 68-1.
An estimated 4,000 residences are still relocated from the Porter Ranch and greater San Fernando Valley area after the October 23rd gas blowout from the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas storage facility. Those relocated are waiting for results from testing to understand what toxins are left in and around their homes from the oily mist and gas that was a constant during the blowout.
NORTHRIDGE >> Each morning before dawn, actor and filmmaker Hart Bochner would send out an email blast to fellow environmentalists about horrible things happening in the world. “The carbon imbalance has truly hit home,” declared Bochner, a member of the Environmental Media Association, leading a discussion panel at Cal State Northridge on Thursday on the four-month SoCalGas leak in Aliso Canyon.
CBS2 / KCAL9 CBS2/KCAL9 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. CBS Studio City Broadcast Center 4200 Radford AvenueStudio City, CA [...] LOS ANGELES - Porter Ranch-area residents displaced by the Aliso Canyon natural gas leak will be able to remain in temporary housing - at Southern California Gas Co.
Travel back in time to the mid-1980s, when California's insurance rates for both cars and property were nearly the highest in America and climbing fast. Back then, the state insurance commissioner, who could have stopped much of the price acceleration, was appointed by the governor.
Bills by federal and state lawmakers representing the San Fernando Valley moved forward last week toward safeguarding U.S. and California natural gas storage facilities and preventing a massive leak like the one that plagued Porter Ranch. A U.S. House transportation committee approved a bill to would require federal regulation of underground gas fields, including the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near Porter Ranch.
Andrew Krowne poses with his wife Jennifer and kids in their hotel room, Thursday, April 21, 2016, in Thousand Oaks. It's been two months since a natural gas well blowout that uprooted thousands of Los Angeles families was capped and officials spoke of residents returning to their normal lives.
CBS2 / KCAL9 CBS2/KCAL9 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. CBS Studio City Broadcast Center 4200 Radford Avenue Studio City, CA [...] LOS ANGELES - Thousands of Porter Ranch residents uprooted by a natural gas well blowout last year remain out of their homes two months after the leak was stopped.
It's been two months since a blown-out natural gas well was capped and officials spoke of thousands of uprooted families returning to their normal lives. But nearly half of the 8,000 families who left home at some point have yet to return, many still worried about the possibility of another leak and potential health hazards from chemicals in the gas that spewed uncontrollably for almost four months.
A bill to disassemble California's troubled utilities regulator through a voter initiative - and allow lawmakers to appoint new commissioners - cleared its first committee Wednesday. The measure would modify the state constitution and remove regulatory control from the California Public Utilities Commission, which has been accused of bungling several high-profile incidents including the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion and the Porter Ranch methane leak.
A failed rubber seal on a device is what caused some 80 gallons of oil to spill from a well Saturday at the Aliso Canyon field near Porter Ranch, state regulators said this week. Oil production was halted at the well operated by the Denver-based Crimson Resource Management and removal of all contaminated soils and plant material was completed the same day, according to a spokesman with the California Department of Conservation.
Save Porter Ranch, along with 24 individuals, has filed a class-action lawsuit against the State of California on behalf of the community of Porter Ranch. Also named in the claim against the state are other agencies including the South Coast Air Quality Management District.
State Senator Fran Pavley has endorsed her senior policy advisor, Henry Stern, for her senate seat when she terms out in November. Stern previously worked with U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman on climate change and clean energy policy.
Hundreds of Los Angeles homeowners who live near the site of the worst U.S. methane leak have filed claims against state regulators and the governor, seeking $3.5 million each in damages for government failures they blame for the gas blowout. Those cases marked the first batch of more than 3,000 such claims expected by the end of this week, opening a new front in litigation stemming from the accident at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field, said an attorney for the claimants on Monday.
The Los Angeles Times staff today won the Pulitzer Prize in breaking news for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorism shootings. The Times swarmed San Bernardino as soon as the news broke and kept covering the story for months. Columnist Steve Lopez was also a finalist for a Pulitzer this year. The Associated Press won the gold medal for its investigation into enslaved fishermen in Asia -- with a team on which all the reporters and the editor are women. Complete list of winners and finalists.