LOS ANGELES—The Office of City Attorney Mike Feuer announced today he is taking two significant actions to address the nearly two-month old Aliso Canyon gas leak in Porter Ranch. First, Feuer is asking a court to issue a Temporary Restraining Order to enhance and hasten the relocation of families affected by the leak. His Office also is seeking to depose, under penalty of perjury, key Southern California Gas Company employees.
"It's time Porter Ranch residents had direct and complete answers about all facets of this leak, including what caused it, how to stop it, and what will be done to assure it never happens again," said Feuer’s Chief Deputy, James P. Clark. "They should also receive better, quicker, and completely adequate relocation assistance.”
If granted the Temporary Restraining Order would:
• Require So Cal Gas to pay for one or more Special Masters, preferably retired judges, to oversee the relocation of all residents of the affected area who wish to relocate temporarily.
• Order So Cal Gas to make available, at its sole expense, appropriate temporary relocation housing to each resident requesting relocation within 48 hours of receiving the request.
• Make appropriate accommodations for persons with disabilities.
• Provide boarding for pets in the affected area.
The City Attorney’s Application for a Temporary Restraining Order will be heard tomorrow, December 23rd, 8:30 a.m. in Dept. 324 in the Central Civil West Courthouse of the Los Angeles Superior Court. 600 South Commonwealt