On the Ground in Porter Ranch

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The L.A. County Board of Supervisors may declare a local state of emergency in Porter Ranch today. If the governor signs it, more state and federal resources will be brought in to deal with a massive gas leak there. Gas has been spewing out of a well for the last seven weeks. According to state environmental officials, this leak is so big it’s increasing the amount of methane in California’s air by 25 percent. It may take months to stop the leak completely. The gas company put nearly 2,000 families in temporary housing, even though the Southern California Gas Company says the leak doesn’t pose a health threat. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has filed a lawsuit, and so has a local family. We get a view from the ground in Porter Ranch.

Credits

Guest:
Saul Gonzalez - reporter for KCRW. Host, 'There Goes the Neighborhood: Los Angeles' - @SaulKCRW

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher