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Raucous crowd at public hearing on proposal to allow resumed operations at Aliso Canyon

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Porter Ranch resident Michelle Theriault voices opposition to the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility after hearing by state regulators to gather public input on a proposal to allow Southern California Gas Co. to resumed operations. (Gary Coro

A hearing by state regulators to gather public input on a proposal to allow Southern California Gas Co. to resume injecting natural gas into the Aliso Canyon public storage facility ended earlier than planned because of calls by hundreds of raucous San Fernando Valley residents to halt the immediate reopening of the storage facility.

(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Residents of Porter Ranch and nearby communities voice their opinion in the first of two meetings held by state regulators at Hilton Woodland Hills Hotel to gather public input on a proposal to allow Southern California Gas Co. to resume injecting natural gas into the Aliso Canyon public storage facility.

(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Newly elected Sen. Henry Stern, center, attends the first of two meetings held by state regulators to gather public input on a proposal to allow Southern California Gas Co. to resume injecting natural gas into the Aliso Canyon public storage facility.

(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Matt Pakucko, center, president of Save Porter Ranch, addresses attendees of a meeting seeking public input on a proposal to allow Southern California Gas Co. to resume operations at the Aliso Canyon public storage facility.

(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Timothy Sullivan, executive director of the California Public Utilities Commission, left, and Ken Harris, state oil and gas supervisor, attend the first of two meetings by state regulators on a proposal to allow Southern California Gas Co. to resume operations at Aliso Canyon.

(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Patricia Larcara, a 28-year resident of Porter Ranch, angrily objects to a proposal that would allow Southern California Gas Co. to resume injecting natural gas into the Aliso Canyon public storage facility.

(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Residents of Porter Ranch and surrounding communities voice their objections during the first of two meetings held by state regulators to gather public input on a proposal to allow Southern California Gas Company to resume injecting natural gas into the Aliso Canyon public storage facility.

(Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

Michelle Theriault, center, an 11-year resident of Porter Ranch, with daughter Samantha, 10, waits in line with others to voice their concern over a proposal to allow Southern California Gas Co. to resume operations at the Aliso Canyon public storage facility.


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