published on February 2, 2016 - 7:02 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

(AP) — California’s attorney general has added her name to the long list of parties suing Southern California Gas Co. over a massive out-of-control natural gas leak.


Attorney General Kamala Harris said Tuesday the company violated several state laws and failed to report the leak to the necessary agencies for three days after its discovery in October. Harris says the leak created a public health and statewide environmental emergency.

The company did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment, but has previously cited a policy of not commenting on litigation.

The company is facing more than two dozen lawsuits over the leak that has forced thousands of residents from their homes in the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles and has spewed more than 2 million tons of climate-changing methane.


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