Major Hearing Scheduled in SoCalGas Porter Ranch Well Blowout Case

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A Los Angeles Superior Court will hear arguments tomorrow in the Southern California Gas Company case regarding continued relocation of residents from the Porter Ranch well blowout.   This hearing follows the reversal by the California Court of Appeal of another superior court judge who rejected the County’s request for additional time before residents are […]

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689 Residents File First Wave of Claims Against CA for Gas Injection Well Blowout

Los Angeles, April 15, 2016 – The massive gas injection well blowout of well SS-25 in the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility operated by SoCalGas created a geyser that lasted over three months.  Natural gas, noxious odors, hazardous chemicals, and toxic pollutants rolled down the hillside into Porter Ranch and surrounding areas. The blowout […]

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Health Concerns Linger as Porter Ranch Relocation Program Nears End

An Aliso Canyon gas leak that sickened Porter Ranch residents and forced many to evacuate has been stopped, but residents of the Los Angeles suburb are still feeling the effects of what is now being called the largest methane leak in U.S. history. On Tuesday a playground was closed in Porter Ranch when an oily […]

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SoCalGas Clarifies Temporary Relocation Eligibility

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Since capping well SS-25, SoCalGas has changed its temporary relocation policy twice. This has caused confusion for residents who are attempting to determine whether it is safe to go back home. On Friday February 26, 2016, a day after Judge Berle decided that residents relocated to temporary housing will not be forced to return to […]

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Displaced Porter Ranch Residents Granted More Time

Ever since SoCalGas finally capped well SS25, after 110 days, the company has warned residents that their relocation assistance program would soon come to an end. Thanks to the County and various plaintiff’s counsel, however, additional relocation time for residents has been accomplished. On Feb. 25, 2015, SoCalGas announced it would continue to provide temporary housing until March […]

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Lawmakers Consider Moratorium on Gas Injection at Aliso Canyon Facility

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Despite the fact the well spewing noxious fumes into the atmosphere for four months was finally capped last week, there’s still a lot of work to be done before the Porter Ranch community regains a semblance of normalcy. Lawmakers in the state Assembly are considering a bill that will place a moratorium on gas injections […]

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Well Finally Capped, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Still Concerned About Safety

110 days after the leak began, the Porter Ranch gas well that spewed over 100,000 metric tons of gas into the air has officially been capped. State officials from the California Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) confirmed on February 18 that SoCalGas finally capped the well, putting an end to four months […]

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Porter Ranch Well Capped, Real Fight Just Beginning

The four-month-long saga to cap the leaking gas well in Porter Ranch, California is finally almost over. On February 11, work crews punctured the well’s outer casing and began pumping the well with a compound that would temporarily seal it. The well will be permanently sealed in the next few days, at which point the […]

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The Answers You Need Before Moving Back To Porter Ranch

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Attorney Patricia Oliver of R. Rex Parris law firm has written a letter to City Attorney Mike Feuer on behalf of Save Porter Ranch and thousands of Porter Ranch residents. In her letter, Oliver asks Feuer to live up to his statements regarding his desire to see Porter Ranch residents return to a safe home and […]

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SoCalGas Extends Relocation Deadline Following Backlash

Just days after its initial announcement that Porter Ranch residents would have just 48 hours to return home once SS 25 was verifiably sealed, SoCalGas has reached an agreement with the City Attorney to extend that timeframe. The new agreement will give residents eight days and seven nights to return home once the state’s Division of Oil, […]

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SoCalGas to End Relocation Assistance Program 48 Hours After Well is Sealed

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SoCalGas has announced they’ve begun the fifth and final phase to fix the gas well blowout at the Aliso Canyon Underground Storage Facility and expect to have the project completed by the end of February. Once the failed well is plugged, the California Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) will come and review the […]

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Investigation of Abnormally High Gas Bills to Take Place

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Recently, there has been a large volume of calls to elected officials across Los Angeles from constituents expressing concern over abnormally high bills from the Southern California Gas Company. Affected constituents have reported receiving SoCal Gas bills 4 to 6 times higher than their usual rate for this time of year. On Feb. 2, Councilmember Mitchell […]

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2/2: Wrongful death lawsuit filed against SoCalGas over Porter Ranch gas leak

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against SoCalGas over Porter Ranch gas leak The family of a 79-year old Porter Ranch resident filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Southern California Gas Company Tuesday, alleging that the recent gas leak from nearby Aliso Canyon exacerbated the woman’s already fragile health. Read more about the wrongful death lawsuit […]

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Porter Ranch Businesses Feel Full Effect of Gas Leak

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As gas continues to flow incessantly from well SS 25, SoCalGas isn’t the only one losing money. Since the gas well blowout began in late October over 3,000 people have moved out of Porter Ranch and local businesses have felt the impact. The town of 30,000 is full of small businesses that rely on local […]

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1/30: Porter Ranch Gas Leak Could Contaminate LA Water Supply

Porter Ranch Gas Leak Could Contaminate LA Water Supply  Ms. Patricia Oliver of R. Rex Parris Law Firm said geological data suggests that the Porter Ranch gas leak could contaminate the Los Angeles water table. Ms. Oliver’s statements were made during a roundtable discussion with Dr. Richard Kang and Rick Wiles of TRUNEWS, as they explained […]

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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Speaks Out Against AQMD

On Jan. 28., environmental attorney and activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke on CBS Radio Los Angeles (KNX) about the AQMD’s actions regarding the SoCalGas well blowout. When asked how California regulators are not doing enough, Kennedy answered that the language in the AQMD’s decision protected the gas utility, and intended to permanently immunize SoCalGas. […]

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1/28: Senate to Take Up Ban on New Gas at Aliso Canyon

Senate to take up ban on new gas at Aliso Canyon A state senator plans to try to rush through a bill putting a moratorium on injections of natural gas into a leaking Aliso Canyon storage facility. A spokesman for Democratic Sen. Fran Pavley of Agoura Hills says the Natural Resources and Water Committee and the […]

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1/27: LA City Council Votes For Gas Leak Relocation Services To Continue In Porter Ranch, Surrounding Communities

LA City Council Votes For Gas Leak Relocation Services To Continue In Porter Ranch, Surrounding Communities The Los Angeles City Council approved a motion on Tuesday calling on Southern California Gas Co. to continue offering relocation services not only to residents of Porter Ranch affected by an ongoing natural gas leak, but to residents of neighboring communities. […]

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Highlights from the Town Hall Meeting on Friday, January 22

With new information coming out daily about the effects of the Porter Ranch gas leak, it’s difficult to stay up to date on developments. The town hall meeting organized by our firms on Friday, January 22 was an opportunity for residents of the affected area to come out and listen to our panel of experts […]

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1/26: Porter Ranch businesses sue over natural gas leak

Porter Ranch businesses sue over natural gas leak Porter Ranch business owners filed a class-action lawsuit against the Southern California Gas Co., parent company Sempra Energy and several state regulators that seeks to recover damages from the natural gas leak that began in October. Get details on the lawsuit here.   Attorney Oliver: ‘SoCal Gas Deliberately […]

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1/25: California Regulators Order Company To Permanently Close Leaking Gas Well; Porter Ranch Residents Angry Over Failure To Shut Down Gas Leak Facility

California Regulators Order Company To Permanently Close Leaking Gas Well When Southern California Gas Company finally manages to seal a natural gas storage well that’s been leaking for months, the company will have to shut the well down permanently, California regulators say. And in the meantime, the company will have to minimize air pollution from the […]

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1/22: California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells

Exclusive: California gas leak spotlights shoddy regulation of aging storage wells Long before a natural gas storage well sprung a disastrous leak near Los Angeles, California, utilities and national industry groups were raising alarms about the danger of aging underground storage infrastructure. The leaking well’s owner, Southern California Gas Co, warned state utility regulators in 2014 […]

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Ask Medical Experts & Elected Officials Your Questions at Our Town Hall Tonight

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We are proud to announce that our upcoming town hall meeting scheduled for Friday, January 22, 2016 will have two Congressional Representatives in attendance, as well as famed environmental attorney and activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Congressmen Brad Sherman and Steven Knight will speak, adding to the list of notable attendees. Joining environmental attorney Robert […]

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Attorney Patricia Oliver Demands Accountability from SoCalGas and AMQD

In a letter to the AQMD on behalf of Porter Ranch Residents and Save Porter Ranch, Patricia Oliver from R. Rex Parris law firm outlined a series of complaints on how the case against SoCalGas is being handled. Oliver’s formal written objection claims the gas utility has been withholding fundamental information about the extent of […]

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Mitch Englander Creates Porter Ranch Community Advisory Committee

Mitch Englander, member of the L.A. City Council, formed the Porter Ranch Community Advisory Committee to provide Porter Ranch residents with reliable assistance during the crisis. Mr. Englander informed the town hall meeting attendees that the problem was spreading past Porter Ranch, into neighboring communities such as Chatsworth and Granada Hills. Mr. Englander addressed the […]

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1/21: Why have state regulators not taken action against aging gas wells?

Why have state regulators not taken action against aging gas wells? Federal and state lawmakers pressed utility regulators at a hearing Thursday night on why the aging natural gas wells at the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility were allowed to operate for so long, even after there was knowledge that the infrastructure was aged and, in […]

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Pastor Dudley Invites Residents to Learn More About the Crisis

Pastor Dudley was the first to speak at the previous town hall meeting, held at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch, CA. The meeting was held on Dec. 17, 2015. Pastor Dudley commenced the meeting with a prayer for the residents of Porter Ranch who have suffered because of the Aliso Canyon gas […]

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Dr. Anthony Reading Talks About Effect of SoCalGas Crisis on Mental Health

Dr. Anthony Reading, psychologist and professor at UCLA, talked about the potential psychological effects caused by the Porter Ranch crisis, including factors of stress. He informed Porter Ranch residents on what they could do to stay calm and avoid stressors. Environmental calamities that affect an entire community can enhance a lot of stress factors for […]

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1/20: Delay Of Second Relief Well Is Another Setback For SOCALGAS

Delay Of Second Relief Well Is Another Setback For SOCALGAS Southern California Gas Company, which has been struggling for months to control a leaking well above Porter Ranch, has delayed the drilling of a second relief well by nearly three weeks. Find out why its been delayed here. LA County Officials Declare No Long-Term Health […]

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Dr. Ronald Fisk Discusses the Science of Porter Ranch

Dr. Ronald Fisk, neurologist and assistant clinical professor at UCLA, helped residents stay positive when he explained that the health problems caused by the Aliso Canyon crisis could be cured with time. Dr. Fisk elaborated on what residents could do to stay one step ahead of any potential health problems they could encounter. Dr. Fisk talked […]

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Englander Joins Valley Economic Development Center to Assist Small Businesses

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LOS ANGELES—Councilmember Mitchell Englander has partnered with the Valley Economic Development Center (VEDC) to provide micro-loans to small businesses that are struggling due to the ongoing Aliso Canyon Gas Leak.  The VEDC is offering micro-loans to affected businesses ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 and small business loans up to $250,000 at market interest rate. Additionally, […]

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1/19: Gas Still Spews in Porter Ranch; Site Feels Like “Crime Scene”

New video allegedly shows gas still spewing in Porter Ranch (Video) Attorneys who have filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of residents in Porter Ranch released new video which they say shows gas continuing to spew into neighborhoods. Find out more here. Garcetti: Site of Porter Ranch gas leak ‘feels like a crime scene’ Los […]

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Dr. David A. Smith Urges Residents to Watch Their Pets

Dr. David A. Smith, a veterinarian in Porter Ranch, CA, talked about the effect of the Aliso Canyon crisis on pets at the last town hall meeting, held at Shepherd of the Hills Church in Porter Ranch, CA. According to Dr. Smith, pets are developing respiratory illnesses, dermatological issues, and gastrointestinal problems. Dozens of pets […]

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Dr. Richard Kang Explains Why Children are in the Most Danger

Dr. Richard Kang, at the previous town hall meeting held at Shepherd of the Hills Church, elaborated on the unique illnesses and health conditions in children that could be exacerbated by the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout. He explained why the physiology of children put them more at risk and talked about the possibility of […]

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Watch Videos from Governor’s Meeting on Jan 15

On January 15, 2016 the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services held a meeting for members of Porter Ranch and its surrounding communities. The event was held at the Shepherd of the Hills Church, and attracted 1500 members of the community. The event was held to inform the public on what has been done so […]

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The Aliso Canyon Blowout: A Tale of Corporate Obliviousness

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By Attorneys Frank Petosa and Rene Rocha   The BP Oil Spill (aka the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill) shocked the world in 2010. The disaster took place in federal waters off the coast of Louisiana, but its impact soon spread to several other states as well—turning upside down the lives of people across the Gulf […]

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1/16: Porter Ranch worker says air quality led to miscarriage (Video); Congressman Sherman: “Maximize Gas Withdrawal at Leak Site”

Porter Ranch worker says air quality led to miscarriage (Video) A Porter Ranch woman claims that the air quality linked to the SoCalGas blowout led to her tragic miscarriage. Watch her testimonial about what she experienced. Congressman Sherman: “Maximize Gas Withdrawal at Leak Site” Siphon the gas from the tank. Sherman Oaks Congressman Brad Sherman […]

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Dr. Brooks Michaels Reveals Top Conditions Residents Suffer From

Dr. Brooks Michaels, family physician and geriatrician, focused on SoCalGas’ trivialization of the health conditions Porter Ranch residents face and elaborated on why residents should leave if they can. Dr. Michaels spoke at the previous town hall meeting held for Porter Ranch residents at Shepherd of the Hills Church. The town hall meeting was held […]

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Next Porter Ranch Town Hall Meeting: Friday Jan. 22

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Our firms have organized another town hall meeting on Friday, January 22, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. at the Warner Center Marriott in Woodland Hills to address the Porter Ranch community’s biggest concerns regarding the ongoing gas well blowout. In response to our client’s most pressing questions, we’ve arranged for a panel of experts to attend […]

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New Video and Studies Cast Doubt on SoCalGas Progress

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On its Aliso Canyon Information Center homepage, SoCalGas features two press releases. One is about the relocation efforts; the other is called “Gas Leak Estimates Reduced by 60-Percent.” Such a significant-sounding drop may suggest that the crisis is being quickly addressed, but there seems to be more to the story than SoCalGas readily shares. One […]

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How To Stay Vigilant Against Disaster Opportunists

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The unfortunate reality of large-scale crises is that when disaster strikes, there are always people ready to take advantage of the chaos. Various residents of Porter Ranch and the surrounding communities affected by the SoCalGas blowout have posted on social media about their recent experiences facing suspicious activity, including theft, fraud and door-to-door scams. It’s […]

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1/12: Porter Ranch Students Attend New School; SoCalGas Makes Statement

Porter Ranch Students To Begin Attending Classes At Different LAUSD Campuses (Video) A new video has been released showing the Porter Ranch students, who have been displaced from their homes, attending their first day of classes at a new school. View it here. SoCalGas Statement Regarding Senate Legislative Bill Package on Aliso Canyon SoCalGas announced that […]

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1/11: Lawmakers Call for Moratorium; Schools Relocate Away From Porter Ranch

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 […]

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1/10: Aliso Canyon Deemed “Mini Chernobyl;” SoCalGas to Pay Billions

County Supervisor Calls Aliso Canyon Gas Leak ‘Mini-Chernobyl” Hundreds of residents attended the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s meeting on Saturday to learn more about SoCalGas’ plan to incinerate the leaking gas. Find out more. Gas leak will cost SoCal Gas billions, experts say So far, SoCalGas has spent more than $50 million to […]

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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Raises Awareness of Gas Well Blowout

Our attorney Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an esteemed environmentalist, clinical professor, and Chief Prosecuting Attorney for Riverkeeper and Chairman of Waterkeeper Alliance, was interviewed by Thom Hartmann for The Big Picture RT about the environmental crisis caused by the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon gas well blowout. Following Governor Brown’s declaration of a state of emergency in […]

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SoCalGas Downplays Severity of Gas Well Blowout

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SoCalGas attempted to minimize the environmental effect of its Aliso Canyon gas well blowout today. In an interview with the BBC, Regional Public Affairs Manager Mike Mizrahi, speaking on behalf of SoCalGas, said that he would not classify the leak as an environmental catastrophe. This statement comes mere days after Gov. Jerry Brown declared Porter […]

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SoCalGas Plans to Incinerate Methane Gas

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Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), following a court order filed by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), plans to burn methane gas leaking from the Aliso Canyon facility in order to get rid of it. The process will begin as soon as next week. This will be the company’s latest attempt to stop […]

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Attorney Brian Panish Speaks Out on SoCalGas Crisis

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Claims in Porter Ranch gas leak could cost utility billions of dollars So far, Southern California Gas Company has spent over $50 million dollars in reparations and evacuation assistance, but L.A. Times reports that the company may have to pay billions to move past the issue. According to Brian Panish, an attorney assisting homeowners, there […]

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1/08: Landlords Spike Rent for Porter Ranch Residents; Doctors Call for Evacuation

Landlords Reportedly Spike Rents For Displaced Porter Ranch Families According to R. Rex Parris, “with the need to relocate, rental rates have just exploded.” Landlords are doubling, even tripling, rent for Porter Ranch residents in need of short-term housing. Find out more. Doctors Sound Alarm as State of Emergency Declared over CA Gas Leak: Leave […]

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How Landlords and Tenants Should Handle Displacement in Porter Ranch

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When residents of an area are forced to relocate due to a natural disaster, landlords and property owners are often left holding the proverbial bag. In areas surrounding Porter Ranch, some property owners are taking advantage of the tragedy by price gouging residents who left the natural gas laden area out of fear for their […]

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1/07: Sempra and State Confirm Lack of Safety Valve; Al Jazeera Releases Video

Lack of Subsurface Safety Valve Raised in SoCalGas Storage Well Leak  The Sempra Energy Gas Utility and state have confirmed that the SoCalGas storage well did not contain a safety valve. Learn more. Porter Ranch, California faces environmental disaster (Video) Al Jazeera American News released a video detailing the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout crisis. […]

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BREAKING: Gov. Brown declares state of emergency for Porter Ranch

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Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in Porter Ranch on Wednesday. Residents had been waiting for the Governor to take action since Oct. 23, when the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout occurred. A petition calling for Brown to declare a state of emergency, created by one family affected by the disaster, had 722 […]

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Porter Ranch Gas Well Blowout Expected to Have Global Impact

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Porter Ranch was once said to have some of the cleanest air in the Los Angeles valley. Now, the rotten egg scent of hydrogen sulfide, a foul-smelling additive to the naturally colorless, odorless fuel, continues to permeate the air. Recent reports have speculated that the disaster has the ability to alter the entire climate of […]

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Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council Meets with Governor Brown

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Porter Ranch, CA – January 4, 2016 – Governor Brown met this evening with members of Porter Ranch Neighborhood Council (PRNC) to hear firsthand how the SoCal Gas Leak has been affecting the community. Prior to meeting with the PRNC, Governor Brown visited the Aliso Canyon storage facility to examine the state of the crisis […]

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SoCalGas Removed Safety Valves on Aliso Canyon Gas Storage Wells Leading to Uncontrolled Release of Massive Amounts of Natural Gas into Porter Ranch

SoCalGas Put Profits Before Public Safety PORTER RANCH,  January 3, 2016 — “Newly uncovered information shows that Southern California Gas Company admitted five years ago it operated numerous leaking wells in Aliso Canyon, received a ratepayer increase to upgrade these wells-and yet deliberately failed to replace safety valves on its gas injection wells,” said Patricia […]

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1/03: Why the CA Gas Leak is Such a Disaster; Will Take Months to Fix

Why the Gas Leak in California No One Is Talking About Is Such a Disaster It has drawn remarkably little attention outside the West Coast, but a massive methane gas leak 25 miles northwest of Los Angeles is wreaking havoc with the community, displacing thousands of families and posing arguably the worst environmental catastrophe since […]

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1/01: Celebrities and Congressmen Talk About Porter Ranch; Infrared Imaging Future of Leak Detection

Celebrities, congressmen speak out about Porter Ranch gas leak (Video) Celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, and congressmen, including Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman of the 30th district, are rallying behind the residents affected by the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout. Find out more. Infrared Imaging Is the Future of Finding Invisible Natural Gas Leaks Infrared cameras can show […]

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12/30: SoCalGas Locates Breach; EPA Probes Porter Ranch

Porter Ranch ‘catastrophe’ caused by leaking natural gas storage cavern Southern California Gas Co. has reported that they have located the source of the leaking gas. Workers were earlier unable to find the breach in the 87,000 foot well. Find out more. EPA opens probe into Porter Ranch gas leak (Video) In light of the […]

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Children Forced to Change Schools Because of SoCalGas Blowout

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The Los Angeles Unified School District board authorized the temporary relocation of 1900 students and staff to schools away from Porter Ranch, CA. The authorization came after many Porter Ranch parents signed a change.org petition, demanding for the relocation of their children. Southern California Gas Co. discovered a massive blowout in October 2015 in its […]

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Residents Call for Declaring a State of Emergency

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As the SoCalGas crisis escalates, residents of Porter Ranch, CA, a town located near the blowout, are calling for Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. On Dec. 19, Christine Katz started a change.org petition demanding that the governor make this declaration so that residents can gain compensation and provisions to help them […]

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Thousands Gather for Porter Ranch Town Hall Meeting

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This Thursday, Porter Ranch residents attended a town hall meeting to address important issues involving the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout. Experts in medical, legal, and environmental fields were present to talk to attendees about the effects of the blowout on their families, pets, and community. The event was a success with more than 1500 […]

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Update: Porter Ranch Facing More Health Problems From Gas Well Blowout

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As part of our investigation, a member of our team interviewed residents about the health problems they are suffering from after the gas well blowout on October 23, 2015. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has claimed that the gas is non-toxic. However, hundreds of families are reporting that they have experienced new health problems because […]

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ENGLANDER CALLS FOR CITY TO SUPPORT COUNTY STATE OF EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION & LISTS DEMANDS OF SOCAL GAS

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LOS ANGELES— Today Councilmember Mitchell Englander, Chair of the Public Safety Committee, submitted four emergency motions all approved today in City Council relating to the Southern California Gas Company (SoCal Gas) Aliso Canyon Gas Leak which has persisted now for 53 days. The motions cover four major aspects of the crisis: support for the County’s […]

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Mercaptans and the Dangers They May Pose to Porter Ranch Residents

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On October 23rd, 2015, Southern California Gas Co. discovered a massive gas well blowout in its Aliso Canyon facility. The rupture is releasing tons of gas into the atmosphere and is affecting the town of Porter Ranch – located a mile away from the facility. SoCalGas has claimed that the gas is non-toxic as it mostly […]

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Gas Well Blowout May Endanger Your Pet

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Thousands of Porter Ranch residents are currently struggling with the harmful effects of the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout. Parents are taking their children out of school for fear of their health. Families are packing up and relocating away from their homes. Those who are pet owners also have to contend with the gas’s unique […]

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Porter Ranch Gas Well Blowout Town Hall Meeting

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Partnering law firms of the Porter Ranch lawsuit are hosting a Porter Ranch town hall meeting on December 17th, 2015, at 6:30 pm to provide residents with a step by step plan on how to cope with the disaster of the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) methane gas well blowout. This town hall meeting is […]

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Porter Ranch Rallies Against SoCalGas

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Residents of Porter Ranch, CA held a rally on December 12, 2015 against the Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) for their failure to act responsibly after their facility in Aliso Canyon suffered a massive gas well blowout. Gas, containing methane and mercaptans, has been flowing from the facility into the Porter Ranch community. Thousands of […]

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New Porter Ranch Video Shows Extent of Gas Well Blowout

The latest video demonstrating the catastrophic Aliso Canyon facility gas well blowout has been released. The video was taken on December 8, 2015, using a FLIR GF320 infrared camera. It shows the close proximity of the Porter Ranch homes to the canyon, which experienced the large rupture on October 23, 2015. The infrared camera footage shows […]

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New Porter Ranch Methane Gas Well Blowout Video Released

This is just the latest, in a series of shocking videos detailing the ongoing crisis in Porter Ranch, CA. The video shot with an industrial quality FLIR GF320 infrared camera, depicts an ominous looking cloud of methane gas drifting slowly through a neighborhood. The video starts with the camera in standard mode, with a quiet and even […]

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Aliso Canyon Methane Gas Well Blowout FLIR Video Over Porter Ranch

Yet another shocking video of the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout highlights the continuing dangers residents face. The footage captured on December 8, 2015 by a cutting edge FLIR GF320 infrared camera, shows an invisible cloud of methane gas choking the California community of Porter Ranch. The video was taken in a continuous sweeping motion, as […]

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New Porter Ranch Gas Well Blowout Video

Newly released video of the Aliso Canyon gas well blowout shows a rolling cloud of methane gas barreling down a mountain towards Porter Ranch, CA. This new video, shot on December 9, 2015 with a specialized FLIR GF320 infrared camera, used by regulators to find leaks at natural gas facilities, highlights the horrifying scale of […]

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SoCalGas Estimates Three to Four Months to Plug Porter Ranch Gas Well Blowout

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Yesterday, SoCalGas released a statement updating the public on its efforts to plug the Porter Ranch gas well blowout. The company now estimates it will take at least three to four months to contain the current health and environmental crisis. The incident began on October 23, 2015 when SoCalGas workers, at their Aliso Canyon natural […]

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Porter Ranch Residents Meet to Discuss SoCalGas Gas Well Blowout

Residents of Porter Ranch attended a  community meeting on Tuesday, December 8th, 2015. The meeting focused on the disastrous gas well blowout at the SoCalGas facility in Aliso Canyon that has forced thousands from their homes and caused widespread health problems for residents. R Parris, attorney: 78% of DOGGR-audited wells permitted illegally. CA DA’s office has […]

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