Company Behind Methane Leak Is Ordered to Offset the Climate Damage

Governor’s state-of-emergency declaration includes requirement that gas utility pay to fully mitigate the leak’s emissions of methane. By Phil McKenna California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered Southern California Gas Co. to pay for a mitigation program to offset damage to the world’s climate from a massive methane leak at an underground natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles. See Also: 2016: California’s ‘Staggering’ Leak Could Spew Methane for Months California Declares State of Emergency as Leak Becomes Methane Equivalent of Deepwater Horizon Texas Fracking Zone Emits 90% More Methane Than EPA Estimated read more


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