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2 Years After A Gas Leak Filled The Air Over Porter Ranch, What's Next For Aliso Canyon?

Perhaps some day, every well up in Aliso Canyon will sit empty and dry, with no trace— not one molecule— of natural gas left in the hills above Porter Ranch.

But a shadow of doubt and worry would likely still linger among the residents who live below.

AT&T Tops Q3 Lobbying Spend - Comcast's spending Up, Charter's Down

AT&T barely outspent Google to be the third quarter's top telecom/tech spender on lobbying, shelling out $4.13 million, up 8% from Q3 2016, according to Consumer Watchdog's tracking of 16 communications companies. 

The telco is trying to shepherd its Time Warner merger through Washington, though it has just extended the close on that deal as the Justice Department continues to vet it; the FCC is not separately reviewing the merger.

Op-Ed Commentary: Failure To Adequately Regulate Utilities Helped Fuel Wildfires

Corruption can kill.

The fires that laid waste to California’s Wine Country and at least 42 lives were not merely the product of a changing climate and extra-heated winds.

Early reports suggest the failure of Gov. Jerry Brown and his appointees to adequately regulate our public utilities to prevent such fires also fueled the fast-moving flames.