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Fracking Protection Bill Sputters

6 Aug

Legislation to require setbacks between natural gas and oil wells and playgrounds, schools, hospitals, and homes to protect the health of predominantly communities of color failed the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee Aug. 5. But it was revived by a 5-3 vote to reconsider it in the future. AB 345 by Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi […]

SoCal Gas Restarts Aliso Canyon Operations

1 Aug

SoCal Gas July 31 began injecting gas into its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field in the Los Angeles area for the first time since a well blowout lead to a giant methane leak in 2015, forcing its closure. The utility notified residents of Porter Ranch and the San Fernando Valley that it had resumed […]

SoCal Gas Asks to Reopen Aliso Canyon Storage Field

3 Nov

  SoCal Gas hopes to begin injecting gas into the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field in March, a public agency attorney involved in litigation related to the leak that shut the facility last fall told Current. He spoke on a not for attribution basis. Gas typically costs less during the shoulder season between the […]


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