The Los Angeles City Council has called for the permanent closure of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility in Porter Ranch, which was the site of a 2015 methane leak that forced thousands of people from their homes and became the largest methane release in U.S. history.
Residents and community leaders in Porter Ranch rallied Tuesday morning demanding California Governor Gavin Newsom take action to shut down the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility.
A group of Porter Ranch-area residents and activists continued to gather outside the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility to mark the four-year anniversary of a gas leak that forced thousands of people from their homes and became the largest methane release in U.S. history.
Air quality samples collected near the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility during the 2015 blowout that led to the largest-known human-caused release of methane in U.S. history showed elevated levels of pollutants known or suspected to be associated with serious health problems, according to a UCLA Fielding School of Public Health-led study.
The massive Aliso Canyon gas leak was caused by microbial corrosion of a well casing, and Southern California Gas Co. did not conduct detailed follow-up inspections or analyses after previous leaks, according to a report released Friday.
A $119.5 million settlement agreement was announced Wednesday to resolve claims by several governmental bodies stemming from the massive Aliso Canyon methane leak -- the biggest in U.S. history -- that sent more than 100,000 tons of natural gas into neighborhoods around Porter Ranch.
Southern California Gas Co. says there was a leak at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility during a routine operation to pressurize equipment after maintenance.
Only weeks after Southern California Gas Co. resumed injecting natural gas into the storage wells at Aliso Canyon, one-third of those wells have been taken out of service, it was reported Tuesday.
Attorneys for Los Angeles County filed updated papers with a state appeals court Monday in a renewed effort to block the restart of operations at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Porter Ranch, site of the largest methane leak in U.S. history.
Porter Ranch residents are expressing outrage after California's 2nd District Court of Appeals dissolved a stay that temporarily halted the SoCalGas storage facility at Aliso Canyon from reopening.
Hours after a Superior Court judge declined to block the re-start of natural gas injections at the Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch, a state appeals court did so late on Friday, temporarily halting any effort to resume operations at the site of the largest methane leak in U.S. history.
Attorneys for Los Angeles County plan to ask a judge Friday for a restraining order blocking a re-start of natural-gas injections at the Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch, challenging a determination by state regulators that it is safe to resume limited operations at the facility.
Attorneys for Los Angeles County plan to go to court Monday in hopes of blocking a re-start of natural-gas injections at the Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch, challenging a determination by state regulators that it is safe to resume limited operations at the facility.
State regulators on Wednesday cleared the way for natural gas injections to resume at the Aliso Canyon storage facility that has been largely out of service since a four-month leak in 2015-16, but the facility will be operated in a limited fashion primarily to prevent Southland energy shortages.
Porter Ranch residents are once again very concerned about their health after receiving another notice about yet another gas leak at Aliso Canyon.
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to support a state Senate bill that would prevent Southern California Gas Co. from resuming gas injections at the Aliso Canyon storage facility.
A judge Tuesday approved a settlement between Los Angeles County prosecutors and Southern California Gas Co. to resolve criminal charges stemming from the gas leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility, rejecting a request by Porter Ranch residents to have the deal tossed so they could seek restitution.
Limited operations at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility following a massive leak could lead to as many as 14 days of electrical service interruptions in the greater Los Angeles area this summer, state energy experts predicted Tuesday.
The clock is ticking today for Porter Ranch residents who moved into temporary housing at Gas Co. expense during the four-month gas leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility to return to their homes, but not all residents are happy about the eight-day moving deadline.
Thursday morning, State Senators voted to ban the injection of new gas into 18 Aliso Canyon wells.