For Immediate Release—Oct. 15, 2019
Los Angeles—As SoCalGas scrambles to figure out the cause of a fire at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility, Food & Water Action California State Director Alexandra Nagy issued this statement:
“The mysterious fire at the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility is alarming, especially as state and local agencies have yet to pinpoint the cause. An explosion at the gas field would put tens of thousands of lives at risk. Community members have lived in fear since the 2015 blowout and do not feel safe with SoCalGas as their neighbor.
“The current Saddleridge fire underscores the catastrophic danger the Aliso Canyon storage facility poses to the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles community. We call on Governor Newsom to immediately order state agencies to close down the Aliso Canyon facility. It’s time for him to choose the safety of families over fossil fuels.”
Food & Water Action is the political advocacy arm of the research and education organization Food & Water Watch. We mobilize people to build political power to move bold and uncompromised solutions to the most pressing food, water and climate problems of our time.
Contact: Julie Light, [email protected], 510-992-4083