1/11: Lawmakers Call for Moratorium; Schools Relocate Away From Porter RanchJanuary 11, 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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, 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.