Porter Ranch Gas Leak

The new battle over the Aliso Canyon gas facility

The new battle over the Aliso Canyon gas facility

Good morning. It’s Wednesday, Jan. 18, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Gas facility battle

The troubled Aliso Canyon underground natural gas storage field is safe to reopen at a third of its original size, state regulators announced Tuesday, even though the cause of a massive leak that forced thousands to flee their homes has not been determined. The finding sets up an all-out battle over the future of the site near Porter Ranch, the scene of the largest methane gas leak in United States history.

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