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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Porter Ranch Gas Leak

  

Congressman Sherman Appears on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show to Discuss the SoCalGas Leak in Porter Ranch:

Congressman Brad Sherman Discusses Porter Ranch Gas Leak on CBS Evening News
Congressman Sherman Discusses the Porter Ranch Gas Leak on the CBS Evening News

Congressman Sherman: “Residents Should Not Return Home Until Air Quality is Tested”
Feb 11, 2016
Washington DC –Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) who lives in the Porter Ranch community (site of the largest natural gas leak in history), released the following statement after reports that SoCalGas will soon cap the leaking well (SS.25) at the Aliso Canyon storage facility. Read More.

Businesses Affected By Gas Leak Can Receive Federal Relief
Feb 10, 2016
Sherman Successfully Urges Small Business Administration to Provide Unsecured Loans on Favorable Terms
Washington DC – Following urging from Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), the Small Business Administration (SBA) made businesses near Porter Ranch eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Read More.

Congressman Sherman Seeks Less Toxic Gas Additives
Feb 4, 2016
Urges PHMSA to Help Develop Alternatives to Mercaptan
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) who lives in the Porter Ranch community (site of the largest natural gas leak in history), wrote a letter to the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) urging them to help research and develop a natural gas additive that is less toxic than mercaptan. Read More

Congressman Sherman to Introduce Natural Gas Storage Safety Act
Feb 2, 2016
Sherman also Pushing Administration to Use Existing Authority
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Sherman (D-CA), who lives in the Porter Ranch community (site of the largest natural gas leak in history), will introduce the Natural Gas Storage Safety Act, legislation designed to prevent future gas leaks. Read More.

Congressman Sherman Tours the Natural Gas Leak at the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility 
Photos Available Here.

Congressman Sherman Calls for Energy Reliability Plan
Jan 21, 2016
Urges contingencies in wake of gas leak
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) wrote to the California Public Utilities Commission and California’s Independent System Operator calling for energy reliability in the Los Angeles Basin after the major gas leak at the SoCalGas Aliso Canyon storage facility. Read More

Congressman Sherman: “Maximize Gas Withdrawal at Leak Site”
Urges Governor to Direct SoCalGas to Deplete their Well
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) wrote a letter to Governor Jerry Brown urging him to direct the Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to maximize the daily withdrawal of natural gas, and not limit that extraction based on how much SoCalGas can sell. Read More.

Congressman Sherman Seeks SBA Loans for Businesses Affected By Gas Leak
Jan 13, 2016
Urges Governor to Request Assistance
Washington DC –Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) urged that businesses near the Southern California Gas Co.’s (SoCalGas) leak be made eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans would provide relief for businesses who incurred economic losses as a result of the gas leak. Read More.

Congressman Sherman Commends Gov. Brown on Declaring ‘State of Emergency’
Jan 6, 2016 
Press Release
Encourages Governor to Direct SoCalGas to Deplete their Well
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) commended Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to declare a state of emergency regarding the leaking gas well at Southern California Gas Co.’s (“SoCalGas”) storage facility above Porter Ranch. Congressman Sherman’s staff informally urged Governor Brown’s office to help persuade Governor Brown to make this decision last week, and sent a formal detailed letter earlier today. Read More.

Congressman Sherman to Gov. Jerry Brown: “Declare a State of Emergency"
Jan 6, 2016 
Press Release
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) called on Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency regarding the leaking gas well at Southern California Gas Co.’s (“SoCalGas”) storage facility above Porter Ranch. Read More.

Congressman Sherman Calls For Immediate Cross-Agency Solution to Porter Ranch Gas Leak
Jan 5, 2016 
Press Release
Proposes SoCalGas Extract Gas Faster
Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), sent a letter to six federal, state and local agencies, as well as the SoCalGas Company, calling for coordination and cooperation in finding a solution to the Porter Ranch gas leak. Read More.

EPA Responds to Congressman Sherman: Investigation Underway in Porter Ranch Gas Leak
Jan 4, 2016 
Press Release
Sherman Oaks –The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has responded to a request from Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) that the federal agency take action regarding a gas leak at the Southern California Gas Co. storage facility in Aliso Canyon. Read More.

Congressman Sherman Appear's on Fox 11's Good Day LA to Discuss the Porter Ranch Gas Leak

Congressman Sherman Calls on EPA to Protect Public Health from Porter Ranch Gas Leak
Dec 10, 2015 
Press Release
Sherman Oaks – Today Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) called on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take action regarding a gas leak at the Southern California Gas Co storage facility in Aliso Canyon.  In a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Congressman Sherman noted that the leaking facility has been emanating noxious gas for over six weeks, and has been sickening residents of the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles. Read More.