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Los Angeles natural gas field to reopen, but fight still on

Los Angeles natural gas field to reopen, but fight still on

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Residents who fled their homes amid a methane leak are outraged by the planned reopening of a massive Los Angeles natural gas storage.

California state officials on Wednesday cleared the way for natural gas to resume being pumped into the underground Aliso Canyon facility after more than a year of testing and inspections.

That move renewed the fierce opposition of residents who were made sick and driven from their homes by the leak.

Scott Kuhn, an attorney for Los Angeles County, said the county planned to seek a court injunction as early as Friday to block the reopening, noting that the cause of the blowout is still under investigation.

But the two state agencies that approved the reopening say they believe it can operate safely and that it may be necessary to help prevent an energy shortage.

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