The natural gas leak in Aliso Canyon continues to reverberate in Sacramento, where air pollution officials are proposing new rules to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas facilities.
The state Air Resources Board is considering rules establishing new monitoring requirements for natural gas storage sites, quarterly inspections for leaks and needed repairs and a prohibition on venting and flaring.
The rules revision has been underway since 2014, though it has received renewed attention after the Southern California Gas Co. well began leaking near Porter Ranch. The well has released 80,000 metric tons of methane since Oct. 23, and the amount continues to grow.
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