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Who should be held responsible for the Aliso Canyon gas leak?

(University of Southern California) A USC-led analysis of the Aliso Canyon gas leak determined corporate dysfunction by the SoCalGas Co. and lax regulatory oversight led to the largest greenhouse gas leak in US history. The study is the first to report what went wrong and why an estimated 97,100 metric tons of methane polluted a Los Angeles neighborhood for four months. The findings have pivotal implications because the US operates the most underground gas storage facilities in the world.
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New Report Refutes Claims that Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility Is Needed for LA to Avoid Blackouts

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Aliso Canyon Should Close Permanently, Says California Governor Jerry Brown

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