L.A. County Gas Leak Now the Subject of Urgency Legislation

A moratorium is just the beginning.

It would start with a moratorium while regulators and experts figure out the health and safety risk that natural gas production poses to the area, but then would put long term regulatory standards in place.

State Senator Fran Pavley is spearheading the movement for urgency legislation to make sure “make sure this kind of tragedy will never happen again.” The Senator and her group also have legislation in mind to help the affected families.

The Southern California Gas Company is not off the hook either as the legislation will require that the costs associated with the now months-long gas leak are paid for by the company’s profits and not passed onto ratepayers.

Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency around the gas leak last week and the leak is releasing greenhouse gases equivalent to that of hundreds of thousands of cars.

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