This week, Council Member Mitchell Englander submitted a resolution to the Los Angeles City Council asking that the City of Los Angeles support any administrative action by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) to utilize proceeds from the $8.5 million settlement agreement with Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), including the $5.65 million revenues in emission fees, for the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak to benefit the communities most affected by this calamity.
This settlement agreement completely ignores the needs of the communities directly affected by this disaster. It is imperative that the proceeds of this settlement benefit those most affected by the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak - those whose lives were upended by relocation, illness, school closures, and business hardship.
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