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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

On Second Anniversary of Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Congressman Sherman Attacks Trump for Withdrawing Safety Regulations


Oct 23, 2017
Press Release

Sherman Oaks, CA – On the second anniversary of the Aliso Canyon gas leak, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) condemned the decision of the Trump Administration to withdrawal natural gas storage safety regulations.  He sent a letter demanding that the regulations be restored and enforced.

Sherman, who lives in Porter Ranch, met face-to-face with then-President Barack Obama and received a commitment that federal natural gas storage safety regulations would be issued.  That commitment was honored.

Last December, the relevant federal agency for the first time issued regulations on Aliso Canyon and similar facilities nationwide.

On June 20, President Trump, gleefully bowing to the demands of the oil and gas industry, withdrew the recently adopted regulation.

“Having lived near the largest methane leak in history, I know that people who live near Aliso Canyon, and hundreds of similar facilities nationwide, need the protection of the safety regulations the Trump Administration withdrew,” said Sherman.

Click here for Sherman’s letter on October 23, 2017, to PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration).

Click here for details of Sherman’s proposed safety improvements regulations.

Click here to see Sherman’s demand for a comprehensive health study.