Rep. Brad Sherman gestures as he questions Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen during a House Financial Services Committee hearing Wednesday. Rep. Brad Sherman gestures as he questions Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen during a House Financial Services Committee hearing Wednesday.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed the health department Tuesday to start planning a study of the possible health impacts associated with a massive natural gas leak and a shuttered battery recycling plant that over decades spewed toxic pollution. The Porter Ranch natural gas leak is considered the largest in U.S. history.
Porter Ranch area residents say they are still getting sick in the aftermath of the largest gas blowout in U.S. history that drenched nearby communities in methane gas, mercaptans, benzene and other toxins from a Aliso Canyon facility for four months. After being disappointed by the unfavorable LA County Superior Court ruling regarding the length of time and amount of cleanup of people's homes by the Southern California Gas Company, angry residents were again making their voices heard.
In this Jan. 16, 2016, file photo, protesters wearing gas masks, attend a hearing over a gas leak at the southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles. Prosecutors said they reached a $4 million settlement with the utility that had a massive gas leak that forced thousands of Los Angeles residents from their homes.
A man who opened fire inside a Los Angeles International Airport terminal in 2013, killing a Transportation Security Administration officer, a San Fernando Valley resident and wounding three other people, pleaded guilty to murder and other charges. The plea agreement on Tuesday, Sept.