Right now SoCalGas representatives are in court facing criminal charges from the #PorterRanchGasLeak . It is so important that we keep this discussion going.
No matter what the outcome is today, lets keep in mind that any payout is chump change to a corporation like SoCalGas & parent company#SempraEnergy. The company’s failure to properly inspect and maintain their aging infrastructure has devastated both the Porter Ranch community and our efforts to combat climate change.
They are facing misdemeanor charges including three counts of failure to report the release of hazardous materials to various agencies and one count of discharge of air contaminants. SoCalGas could be fined up to $25,000 per day for each day it failed to notify the California Office of Emergency Services of the leak (3 days), and up to $1,000 per day (October 23rd through last week) for air pollution violations (LA Daily News).