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Prosecutor smells crime, charges utility for huge gas leak

LOS ANGELES — Top prosecutors in Los Angeles County and the state of California are the latest to make moves against a utility for a massive and still-flowing gas leak, joining a growing group that now includes several levels of government along with parts of the private sector. LA County’s District Attorney Jackie Lacey filed misdemeanor criminal charges Tuesday against ...

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California governor declares gas leak a state of emergency

In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, provided by Southern California Gas Co. shows equipment being used as SoCalGas crews and technical experts try to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. Residents who say the uncontrolled leak from a massive natural gas storage field is making them sick plan to speak at a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, and demand a full investigation of the leak, its causes and possible solutions. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency over a massive natural-gas leak that has been spewing methane and other gases into a Los Angeles neighborhood for months, sickening residents and forcing thousands to evacuate. In a statement, Brown said Wednesday that he acted based on the requests of people in the community of Porter Ranch ...

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Antonovich calls for Porter Ranch gas leak state of emergency

Antonovich calls for Porter Ranch gas leak state of emergency

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovich said Wednesday that he will ask the Board of Supervisors to declare a “state of emergency” regarding a leaking well at Southern California Gas Co.’s storage facility above Porter Ranch. The board will take up the request at next week’s meeting. “This action will ask for state and federal assistance to provide for our ...

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Class-action lawsuit filed over Porter Ranch gas leak

In this Nov. 3, 2015, file photo, provided by Southern California Gas Co. shows equipment being used as SoCalGas crews and technical experts try to stop the flow of natural gas leaking from a storage well at the utility's Aliso Canyon facility near the Northridge section of Los Angeles. Residents who say the uncontrolled leak from a massive natural gas storage field is making them sick plan to speak at a Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, and demand a full investigation of the leak, its causes and possible solutions. (Javier Mendoza/SoCalGas via AP, File)

A group of Porter Ranch residents are suing Southern California Gas Co. and a state regulatory agency over a gas leak at a nearby storage facility that has gone on for more than a month. Residents have been complaining of health problems, including nausea, headaches and nosebleeds, since the leak began at the Aliso Canyon facility on Oct. 23. The ...

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Utility steps up efforts to plug massive California methane leak

LOS ANGELES – The head of Southern California Gas Co said it would take at least three more months to plug a massive underground leak of natural gas that has been seeping into the air since mid-October and now accounts for a quarter of the state’s entire methane emissions. The utility’s president and chief executive officer, Dennis Arriola, also said ...

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Utility plans to mask awful odor from uncontrolled gas leak

LOS ANGELES — A utility trying to stop a monthlong leak at a massive natural gas storage facility near a Los Angeles neighborhood said it planned to use a mist to mask the sickening stench as work continues — possibly for three more months — to plug the well. SoCalGas officials told county supervisors Tuesday that the substance is safe ...

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LA County residents to speak on sick-making natural gas leak

LOS ANGELES — Dozens of Los Angeles County residents who say an uncontrolled leak from a massive natural gas storage field is making them sick plan to speak at a county Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday and demand a full investigation of the leak, its causes and possible solutions. The planned testimony comes as the leak near Porter Ranch has ...

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Southern California beaches tested for tar balls after spill

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — The effort to track the impact of a crude oil spill on the Santa Barbara coast in May hit beaches this week as far south as Orange County, officials said Saturday. Tar ball samples were taken Thursday and Friday from Gaviota to Newport Beach, about 170 miles away, for a better reference point of where oil ...

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