The gas leak near Porter Ranch at the Aliso Canyon facility is being compared to the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The extent of the environmental damage and harm to the residents of Porter ranch are still unknown. However, we do know that many residents in that area are feeling the very harmful effects of the gas leak.
There are so many changes that happen on a daily basis, it’s hard to stay up to date on what is new, what is out of date, and what is wrong. We have put together a few articles from this week outlining the latest developments in this disaster.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the Porter Ranch gas leak, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today or visit www.justiceforporterranch.com for more details.
State of Emergency Declared by Governor Brown
On Wednesday, January 6th, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency because of the gas leak. This will free up resources to help the residents in the area as well as hopefully help get the leak repaired quicker. You can read more about the state of emergency in this article from the Los Angeles Times.
SoCal Gas Probably Knew of Hazards at Facility
It recently came to light that SoCal Gas probably knew of the hazards at the Aliso Canyon facility, but failed to take sufficient action to fix it. Shawna Nazari, a resident of Porter Ranch as well as an attorney seeking justice for the residents of Porter Ranch, was interviewed in this story by Fox 11 Los Angeles about her experience.
Screens to Contain Oily Mist
On Monday of this week, it was announced that SoCal Gas was erecting large screens around the leaking facility. These screens are said to help contain an oily mist that is leaking from the facility.