Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Environment

  

I am proud to say that I have consistently earned a 100% rating from every major environmental group including the Sierra Club and the League of Conservation voters in their evaluation of my voting record. I also received the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter’s Public Policy Award for my work helping to secure funds for the Santa Monica Mountains.  For more information concerning my work and views on Energy and Environmental issues, please contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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More on Environment

Feb 8, 2017

Washington, D.C.Congressman Brad Sherman, who lives about as close as anyone to the Porter Ranch gas leak site, issued the following statement following the announcement of the Aliso Canyon gas leak settlement:

“Today the Southern California Air Quality Management District (AQMD) announced a settlement under which SoCal Gas will pay $8.5 million to cover costs associated with the massive blow out at their Aliso Canyon facility last year, resulting in the largest methane leak in US history.

Feb 1, 2017

Washington, D.C.Tonight, the Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) will hold a public meeting regarding the well safety review at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility. Below is Congressman Brad Sherman’s statement prepared for delivery.  Due to votes Sherman is in Washington, D.C., the statement will be delivered by staff:

Dec 14, 2016

Sherman Oaks, CA – Following through on a promise made by President Barack Obama to Congressman Brad Sherman last January, PHMSA, the relevant federal agency, issued a proposed Interim Final Regulation which will become binding on the industry before January 20, 2017. 

Congressman Sherman, who lives in Porter Ranch, about as close as anyone to the site of the world’s largest natural gas leak said:

“Never again should any community in America face what we faced in Porter Ranch.

Nov 1, 2016

SoCalGas Should First Commit Itself to Tough Specific Safety Measures

Congressman Brad Sherman issued the following statement after SoCalGas announced it completed testing or sealing all 114 wells and has requested authorization from the State of California to resume injections in the underground gas storage facility at Aliso Canyon.

“If California’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) allows SoCalGas to begin reinjecting gas into Aliso Canyon, it must require the strongest possible safety measures:

Oct 18, 2016

 

Pushes Tougher Standards for Safety Valves and Energy Reliability

Sherman Oaks, CA – The Interagency Aliso Canyon Task force on Natural Gas Safety released its final Report on Natural Gas Storage Safety today.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Safety Materials Administration (PHMSA) will be moving forward with federal regulations for natural gas storage based on the Task Force’s recommendations.

Jun 6, 2016


Congressman Sherman celebrates the completion of the Backbone Trail with the National Parks Service, Betty Weider, and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Apr 11, 2016

Sherman Oaks, CA – Congressman Brad Sherman, who lives in the Porter Ranch community, site of the largest gas leak in U.S. history, responded to reports that the Los Angeles basin may experience power outages if the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility remains offline:

“There is a political dance happening here.  I am concerned that SoCalGas may use these reports to build a case for business-as-usual operations with minimal safety improvements.

Apr 7, 2016

Sherman Oaks, CA – Congressman Brad Sherman, who lives in the Porter Ranch community, site of the largest gas leak in U.S. history, responded to reports that the Los Angeles basin may experience power outages if the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility remains offline:

“There is a political dance happening here.  I am concerned that SoCalGas may use these reports to build a case for business-as-usual operations with minimal safety improvements.

Feb 18, 2016

Washington DC –Congressman Brad Sherman, who lives in Porter Ranch, issued the following statement:

“We are all pleased to learn that well SS.25, from which we experienced the largest gas leak in history, has been sealed.

“We should not be declaring victory, as the Aliso Canyon facility and the negligence of Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) continue to pose a threat to the community.

Feb 17, 2016

Washington DC – After several years of study, the National Park Service released a report recommending that 170,000 acres of land be added to the Santa Monica National Recreation Area, which would include the Rim of the Valley.