SoCal Gas Co. recently declared that is has sealed the Porter Ranch gas leak at the Aliso Canyon storage facility. Thousands of lives were affected by the gas leak; some being forced to leave their homes and move to a hotel paid for by SoCal Gas Co. Other residents refused to leave their home until the threat from the gas leak was too great to ignore.
With this recent declaration by SoCal Gas Co., we have put together a few articles outlining the impact the gas leak has had on residents and what’s next for Porter Ranch residents.
Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, offers all resources necessary
Mayor Garcetti has said that sealing the leaky well was just the first stage of the recovery process. Garcetti also announced the city’s Emergency Management Department will open an office where displaced residents can access needed city resources.
Now that the gas leak has been plugged, what’s next for gas storage?
The Aliso Canyon storage facility that suffered the Porter Ranch gas leak is responsible for 60% of the gas used by SoCal Gas’ 5.6 million residents. With many of the wells developed prior to 1954, lawmakers say they need to be brought up to modern standards.
SoCal Gas Co. on the defensive
Lawmakers want to know exactly how much methane gas was leaked into the air from the Aliso Canyon storage facility managed by SoCal Gas Co., but the energy company is trying to fight these state rules. The state Air Resources Board estimates the climate impact of the leak is the equivalent of 1.7 million passenger cars on the road for a year.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the Porter Ranch gas leak, we are here to help get the deserved compensation. Contact us today or visit www.justiceforporterranch.com for more details.