Los Angeles-based Southern California Gas Co. announced on Friday, April 15 that residents of Porter Ranch Estates are now being given the option to move into high-quality apartments that the utility has provided for them. The Porter Ranch Estates residents were evacuated from their homes and are living out of hotels because of a methane leak caused by the company in October 2015.
A state appeals court also ordered that SoCal Gas keep paying the residents’ housing expenses until at least Wednesday, April 27, when another court hearing is scheduled. SoCal Gas originally planned to stop making the payments after they capped the gas well that started the leak weeks ago, but residents of the subdivision claimed the noxious odors persist.
In a separate legal action, almost 700 residents filed claims on Friday, April 15 against state regulators, regional air quality regulators, and SoCal Gas for a minimum of $3.5 million in personal injury and property damages for each claimant.
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