Porter Ranch Residents File Complaints Against State Over Gas Leak, Seeking $3.5M In Damages
The 689 complaints filed with the state Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board are the first attributing government negligence to the blowout at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field. Meanwhile, another leak is reported at that facility.
California Governor, Agencies Face Legal Claims In Gas Blowout
Hundreds of Los Angeles homeowners who live near the site of the worst U.S. methane leak have filed claims against state regulators and the governor, seeking $3.5 million each in damages for government failures they blame for the gas blowout. Those cases marked the first batch of more than 3,000 such claims expected by the end of this week, opening a new front in litigation stemming from the accident at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage field, said an attorney for the claimants on Monday. (Gorman, 4/18)
Another Leak Reported At SoCal Gas’ Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Field
Another aging natural gas well at the Aliso Canyon storage field above Porter Ranch was found to have a leak over the weekend. Southern California Gas Co., which spent months working to shut down a leaking well that prompted thousands of residents to relocate, told customers about the leak in a brief email. (Pamer, 4/18)