Brown Declares State of Emergency Around Massive Southern California Gas Leak
On Wednesday, Gov. Jerry Brown (D) declared a state of emergency around a well near Porter Ranch neighborhood in Los Angeles that has been leaking massive amounts of natural gas since October 2015. In his order, Brown said he will ensure the Southern California Gas Co. covers costs related to the leak and will convene a panel of scientific and medical experts to review potential public health concerns.
- "Jerry Brown Declares Emergency Around Southern California Gas Leak" (Siders, "Capitol Alert," Sacramento Bee, 1/6).