California’s Biggest Fossil Fuel Disaster: How Gov. Newsom Can Make Sure It Never Happens Again

In October 2015, a leak at SoCalGas’ Aliso Canyon gas storage field caused enormous amounts of gas to seep into nearby Porter Ranch. For more than four months, America’s largest gas leak and greenhouse gas emission disaster drove Californians from their homes. Five years later, the gas that poisoned the residents of Porter Ranch is the same gas used is in stoves and heaters today.

Governor Gavin Newsom can shut down Aliso Canyon and protect the health of Californians if the state shifts from gas to clean energy.

CEERT Director, V. John White, contributes to this moving video about California’s biggest fossil fuel disaster.

The Aliso Canyon leak was a wake-up call about the dangers of fossil fuels.
— Los Angeles Times Editorial Board, October 23, 2020