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1/23/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
SoCalGas is under fire from Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch for prematurely reopening natural gas wells at the Aliso Canyon facility.
News Story
1/9/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
No part of state government except the courts is supposed to be more independent and less subject to the sway of politics than the Public Utilities Commission, which decides rates and other practices of California’s largest utilities. That’s why commissioners serve six-year terms, longer even than the governors who appoint them. It...
News Story
11/27/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
On November 21, a small amount of bromine trifluoride was accidentally released from the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility in Southern California. There were no injuries from this toxic and highly reactive industrial chemical, but residents of the nearby Porter Ranch neighborhood say this accident, in addition to other leaks and...
News Story
8/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. The risk that Los Angeles neighborhoods could have power outages due to a shortage of gas storage will be lower this winter than it was over the summer, state energy officials said Friday. However a gas company official said the state is underestimating the risk that homes and...
News Release
8/24/2016
Posted by Liza Tucker
LOS ANGELES, CA -- Southern California's winter peak natural gas needs can be met without Aliso Canyon, Consumer Watchdog and Food & Water Watch said today. Their evaluation runs counter to the Aliso Canyon winter reliability assessment, issued by California regulators, SoCalGas, and the LADWP, which the groups say overstates the...
News Story
4/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Recently, city leaders, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Gov. Jerry Brown administration energy regulators warned of “blackouts” if Aliso Canyon’s natural gas storage remains shut. They pointed to a state report, raising the blackout threat, after which Southern California Gas Co. said it would have Aliso operating again by...
Blog Post
4/20/2016
Posted by Jamie Court
Sunlight is the best disinfectant, and that goes for blackout threats too.   The California Senate Energy, Utilities & Commerce Committee has set an oversight hearing for May 10th to ask state energy regulators about last week's controversial report that absent Aliso Canyon's gas storage there would be blackouts this summer in...
News Story
4/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES (CN) - Energy agencies told the LA City Council on Tuesday that customers face up to 14 days of blackouts this summer in the aftermath of this year's massive methane gas leak - an assertion a consumer group calls misleading. At a Tuesday morning council meeting, The California Independent System Operator director Tom Doughty and...