Hearing on Permanently Closing Aliso Canyon! #ShutItALLDown

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Last year, we fought hard to pass SB 380, the Immediate Moratorium bill that temporarily shut down Aliso Canyon. Thanks to SB 380, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is required to study the "feasibility of minimizing or eliminating the use of" Aliso Canyon.

This feasibility study puts us on a path to #ShutItALLDown. PERMANENTLY.

Just as we are fighting the State's efforts to allow the short term possibility of gas injections at Aliso Canyon, we are forcing them to look at the big picture. We already know, thanks to four independent reports, that Aliso Canyon is not necessary for energy reliability. We have a long battle ahead to convince the State agencies that the permanent closure of Aliso Canyon is the only logical outcome as the facility still leaks, its not safe from seismic risk, and thousands are still sick.

We need you to show up to make the permanent closure of Aliso Canyon a reality!

What: State Hearing on Permanently Closing Aliso Canyon!
When: Monday, April 17, 5:00pm Social gathering, 6:00pm Hearing
Where: Northridge Woman's Club, 18401 Lassen St, Northridge, CA 91325

The Public Participation Hearing is an opportunity for local residents and organizations to provide their perspective and input to the CPUC regarding the proposed scope and schedule for this proceeding.

The purpose of the proceeding is to examine the long-term viability of the Aliso Canyon gas storage facility.

The scope of the proceeding does not include the immediate question of whether the facility should be reopened for injection in 2017, but rather the long-term feasibility of minimizing or eliminating the use of the facility while still maintaining energy and electric reliability for the Los Angeles region, consistent with maintaining just and reasonable rates.

The CPUC will have staff on hand to present in more detail the CPUC’s proposed analysis process. A court reporter will record the statements of the public.

The Commissioner assigned to the proceeding, Liane M. Randolph, and Assigned Administrative Law Judge Melissa Semcer, will attend the Public Participation Hearing. The CPUC expects to hold additional Public Participation Hearings later in the course of this proceeding.

Comments from the public can help the CPUC reach an informed decision so consumers are encouraged to attend Public Participation Hearings.

For those unable to attend a Public Participation Hearing in person, written comments on any proceeding may be submitted to: CPUC Public Advisor, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102, or via email to public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov. Please refer to proceeding number I.17-02-002 on any written or email correspondence about this proceeding. All public comments received are provided to the CPUC’s Commissioners and the Administrative Law Judge assigned to the case.

For more information on the proceeding, please see http://docs.cpuc.ca.gov/PublishedDocs/Published/G000/M175/K467/175467112.PDF.

Documents related to the proceeding, including the Ruling setting the Prehearing Conference and Public Participation Hearing, are available at: https://apps.cpuc.ca.gov/apex/f?p=401%3A56%3A0%3A%3ANO%3ARP%2C57%2CRIR%3AP5_PROCEEDING_SELECT%3AI1702002.

If specialized accommodations are needed to attend a Public Participation Hearing, such as non-English language interpreters, please contact the CPUC’s Public Advisor’s Office at public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov or toll free at 866-849-8390 at least five business days in advance of the hearing.

For more information on Public Participation Hearings, please see www.cpuc.ca.gov/PPH.

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While a quorum of Commissioners and/or their staff may attend, no official action will be taken.

For more information on the CPUC, please visit www.cpuc.ca.gov.

Will you come?