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Proposed overhaul of the California Public Utilities Commission




LA Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to lead an inquiry into a natural gas leak forcing thousands of families to move away from the Porter Ranch area of the San Fernando Valley. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
LA Democratic Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to lead an inquiry into a natural gas leak forcing thousands of families to move away from the Porter Ranch area of the San Fernando Valley. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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The gas leak in Porter Ranch has received some attention from state lawmakers this week and moved them to propose an overhaul of the California Public Utilities Commission. 

Lead by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, the proposed legislation would ask voters to strip the agency's authority and re-distribute its power among other entities.

Here with more on their plan and what it could mean for the future of our infrastructure  is Marisa Lagos of NPR member station KQED, joined the show to discuss.

To hear the full interview, press the blue play button above.