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Implications of AQMD lawsuit against SoCal Gas alleging company to blame for leak




A Porter Ranch residents protest outside a meeting of the Air Quality Management Board (AQMD) over the continuing gas leak.
A Porter Ranch residents protest outside a meeting of the Air Quality Management Board (AQMD) over the continuing gas leak.
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Alleging that the company created a public nuisance, the South Coast Air Quality Managment District filed a lawsuit against Southern California Gas Company on Tuesday seeking damages that could add up to over $25 million.

Natural gas has been leaking from a SoCal Gas well since late October, and many residents of the surrounding areas have had to evacuate.

For more on this story from KPCC’s Sharon McNary, click here.

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Sharon McNary, KPCC reporter covering infrastructure