CPUC Plans To Boost Aliso Canyon Gas Supplies Draw Backlash, Debate

October 20, 2021
California energy regulators’ plans to increase natural gas supplies at Southern California Gas Co.’s (SoCalGas) Aliso Canyon storage facility that suffered a massive methane leak in 2015-16 are drawing backlash from environmentalists and community members, while renewing debate over the state’s struggles to maintain a reliable power grid while integrating more renewables. Matt Vespa, an Earthjustice attorney representing the Sierra Club, recently “expressed Sierra Club’s frustration that over five years since the Aliso Canyon disaster, the Commission has yet to...

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