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Sherman Oaks, CA – On the fifth anniversary of the Aliso Canyon gas blowout, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) continues to push for the closure of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility and to ensure that SoCal Gas is held responsible for their actions.
“We need a plan to close the Aliso Canyon facility now,” Sherman urged. “We cannot wait another 7 to 15 years.”
Sherman Oaks, CA– The Department of Energy and the State of California have reached an agreement to remove several contaminated structures at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) site in Ventura County.
“The community and I have long fought for a full clean-up of the Santa Susana Field Lab,” Sherman said. “Safety must be the number one priority, including how any material is handled and ultimately disposed of.”
Porter Ranch, CA – The Trump administration issued natural gas storage safety regulations over a year after they were required to by law. Worse yet, they're so bad, they are being kept secret. Americans are not allowed to have a copy of these regulations unless they pay a substantial fee to the American Petroleum Institute (API), the lobbyists for the oil and gas industry.
Sherman Oaks, CA – On the fourth anniversary of the Aliso Canyon gas blowout, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) continues to push for the closure of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility and to ensure that SoCal Gas is held responsible for their actions.
Sherman Oaks, CA – The U.S. Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, visited the Santa Susana Field Lab today. During a Congressional hearing in June of this year, Congressman Brad Sherman secured a commitment from the Secretary that he would personally visit the contaminated site.
“I am pleased Secretary Perry went through with the commitment he made to me this summer,” said Sherman.
Washington, DC – Congressman Sherman secured significant nonproliferation commitments from Energy Secretary Rick Perry today at a hearing of the House Committee on Science, Technology, and Space.
In response to a question from Congressman Sherman, Secretary Perry said that the United States would not enter into a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with Saudi Arabia unless Saudi signs the Additional Protocol.
Washington, DC – In an appearance today before the House Committee on Science, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry agreed to visit the contaminated Santa Susana Field Lab at the request of Congressman Brad Sherman. Secretary Perry acknowledged the slow response and lack of progress in cleaning up the site.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy has released its Final Environmental Impact Statement for cleanup of its portion of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) site, located in Ventura County, California. The report recommends a lesser soil cleanup standard than established in the 2010 Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) that was entered into with the State of California.
Sherman Oaks, CA – On the third anniversary of the Aliso Canyon gas leak, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) continues to condemn the decision of the Trump Administration to rescind natural gas storage safety regulations.
In August 2018, Sherman sent a letter to Howard Elliott, Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), demanding that federal standards be restored and enforced.
Sherman Oaks, CA – Last week, SoCalGas and local officials reached a $119.5-million settlement in response to the Aliso Canyon gas leak. In contrast, the Trump Administration has failed to take any action to protect American’s health and safety by implementing federal standards for underground natural gas storage facilities.