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California Public Utilities Commission Holds Two Hearings on Eliminating Aliso Canyon
By Sentinel News Service
Published April 13, 2017

California Public Utilities Commission Holds Two Hearings on Eliminating Aliso Canyon

Porter Ranch residents will call for the permanent shut down of gas storage field

Porter Ranch — The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold two hearings to evaluate minimizing or eliminating the use of Southern California Gas Company’s Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility.

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The 10:00 am Prehearing Conference will examine procedural issues. The 5:00 pm Public Participation Hearing will allow public input.

This proceeding is required by SB 380 (Pavley), the Immediate Moratorium Bill on Aliso Canyon passed in 2016. Porter Ranch residents say this proceeding sets a path for the permanent shut down of Aliso Canyon.

The Porter Ranch community expects the CPUC proceeding to confirm what four independent studies have concluded: that the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility is not necessary to guarantee power to the L.A. Basin. A recent report carried out for L.A. County found that Aliso Canyon facility is not needed through Winter 2018.

WHAT
Prehearing Conference
WHEN
Monday, April 17, 10:00am
WHERE
Commission Courtroom, 320 West 4th Street, Suite 500, Los Angeles, California 90013
WHO
Save Porter Ranch, Food & Water Watch, Consumer Watchdog, Sierra Club, Earthjustice
WHAT
Public Participation Hearing
WHEN
Monday, April 17, 5:00 pm Social Gathering, 6:00 pm Hearing
WHERE
Northridge Woman’s Club, 18401 Lassen Street, Northridge, California 91325

WHO
Residents of the San Fernando Valley; Save Porter Ranch; Food & Water Watch
VISUALS
Residents will gather at 5pm for a cookout and social gathering at the Northridge Woman’s Club at 5:00 pm. They will hold signs, sing and chant before the hearing.

 

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