Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced today the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved his motion ratifying the proclamation of a local state of emergency for the Aliso Canyon gas leak.
“This action will seek state and federal assistance for our residents in the Porter Ranch area
with additional air monitoring and help with efforts to cap the well,” said Antonovich. “The residents of Porter Ranch have suffered for more than 50 days since the gas leak was discovered. As of today, 4,157 requests have been made for relocation, 1,675 residents have been relocated, 1,217 applications are in progress and 781 have been canceled or the residents have returned home. In addition, 88 air purifiers have been installed and 275 have been scheduled for installation.”
Supervisor Antonovich “While the Gas Company is working to address the leak, we still do not have a clear timeline as to when this crisis will be resolved. While County agencies have been monitoring the gas leak to assess the public health threat, we have called on the Governor and state agencies including the Public Utilities Commission and the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources for assistance.”