Assemblywoman Smith and Senator Stern Commend Governor’s Call for Expedited Shutdown of Aliso Canyon

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Assemblywoman Christy Smith (D-Santa Clarita) and Senator Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) released the following statement on the Governor’s recent letter to the California Public Utilities Commission on Aliso Canyon:

“A truly independent analysis that determines how to close Aliso for good, refusing to falsely pit the interests and safety of Porter Ranch against the rest of Southern California, is exactly what we need. Governor Newsom has made promises to our community and he is stepping up to fulfill them. For that, we commend him and look forward to continuing this partnership.

Governor Newsom’s call to expedite planning for the permanent closure of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility is a positive step for ensuring the long-term safety of our North Valley communities and the reduction of our reliance on fossil fuels. With the ever-growing threat of climate change and wildfires on the rise, the protection of our constituents’ health and well-being is time sensitive. The shortening of the timeline for closure is a necessity and urgent”.

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Assemblywoman Christy Smith represents California’s 38th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Santa, Simi Valley, Agua Dulce, Castaic, Santa Susana Knolls and North San Fernando Valley.

Contact: Annie.Chou@asm.ca.gov or 916-319-2038