Get unlimited digital access. Try it today for only $0.99.

Energy Resources

Close SoCalGas' facility in Aliso Canyon -- eventually

Close SoCalGas' facility in Aliso Canyon -- eventually

As the natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues into its 10th week, its deleterious effects keep growing. Some 1,700 families in nearby Porter Ranch, sickened by the smell, have been moved away to temporary housing, and 1,000 households more have applied for relocation. The Los Angeles Unified School District is planning to move the students from two Porter Ranch schools to temporary classrooms at other sites until the gas flow is stopped, which could take three to four more months. A huge cloud of methane hovers over the area, and the leak is releasing as much greenhouse gas per month as 210,000 cars do in a year.

The gas is escaping from an old...