Residents To Speak Out Against SoCalGas’ Proposed Storage Increases At Aliso Canyon During CPUC Meeting

CPUC Is Considering The Storage Increase Despite The Directive From Gov. Newsom To Close Aliso Canyon

Los Angeles, CA — Despite opposition from the L.A. County Board of Supervisors and a mandate by Governor Newsom to find pathways for shutting down the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility, the California Public Utilities Commission is considering granting SoCalGas permission to expand the site’s storage capacity. Oil companies are also petitioning the CPUC for increased storage limits at Aliso Canyon. Long after the 2015 gas blowout, residents continue to suffer health effects ranging from nosebleeds to cancer. San Fernando Valley residents and public health advocates will use the CPUC’s public comment period at its regular voting meeting to address the agency directly and demand action. 

 

The CPUC, tasked with regulating privately owned gas companies and promoting the “access to safe, clean, and affordable utility services and infrastructure,” has also come under fire for failing to conduct an Environmental Impact Review before allowing SoCalGas to undertake a massive expansion of its gas compressor site in Ventura’s Westside neighborhood — a location already plagued with decades of pollution and environmental justice violations.

 

WHAT: California Public Utilities Commission meeting and public comment

 

WHEN: Thursday, August 5 at 10:00 am

 

WHERE: Watch the meeting online here: http://www.adminmonitor.com/ca/cpuc 

 

WHO: California Public Utilities Commissioners, San Fernando Valley residents impacted by the Aliso Canyon blowout


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