LOS ANGELES—Calling it an ongoing public health emergency, City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that he has filed a lawsuit against the Southern California Gas Company over the leak at their natural gas storage facility near Porter Ranch in the Northwest San Fernando Valley.
“No community should have to endure what Porter Ranch residents have suffered from the Gas Company's failure to stop the Aliso Canyon gas leak,” said Feuer. “It's not only the odor--it's the potential health issues from long-term exposure to chemicals including benzene; the impact on the daily lives of thousands of families; and the enormous greenhouse gas emissions that remain unmitigated. We're suing to require everything necessary to stop the leak, assure this never happens again, counteract the consequences of dangerous emissions and hold the Gas Company accountable for the harm it's caused."
Feuer’s suit seeks to put into effect judicially enforceable steps including: