Environment & Science

Truck driver, 18 Aliso Canyon gas protesters arrested

A truck driver drive perilously close to a group of demonstrators as they blocked the driveway to the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility on the second anniversary of the Porter Ranch gas leak, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
A truck driver drive perilously close to a group of demonstrators as they blocked the driveway to the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility on the second anniversary of the Porter Ranch gas leak, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
Courtesy of Save Porter Ranch

Police arrested 19 people at the front gate of the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility near Porter Ranch on Monday. Eighteen were blocking the entrance to the gas field as a protest on the second anniversary of the nation’s largest natural gas leak.

The other person detained is a truck driver who drove perilously close to a group of demonstrators as they blocked the driveway. That driver was arrested, but the exact charge against him had not yet been determined.

Aliso Canyon protest video

Watch what happened from another angle:

Another angle of truck driving in

A gas well that ruptured two years ago Monday leaked massive amounts of natural gas into the atmosphere and surrounding neighborhoods, causing thousands of families to relocate away from the area for as much as four months.

This story has been updated.