Governor Declares Emergency Over Los Angeles Gas Leak

January 6, 2016 10:47 PM

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Governor Declares Emergency Over Los Angeles Gas Leak

LOS ANGELES — More than two months after a natural gas leak began emitting large amounts of a greenhouse gas near a wealthy neighborhood here, Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency on Wednesday, ordering California agencies to move as quickly as possible to resolve the issue after previous attempts to stem the flow of methane failed.

In his statement, the governor said that he acted based on the requests of residents in the planned community of Porter Ranch in northern Los Angeles, and the “prolonged and continuing” nature of the gas blowout at the storage facility. Hundreds of residents have been evacuated since the leak began ...

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