The AQMD hearing Saturday January 9 is to determine if the AQMD issues an "order for abatement" to SoCalGas.
What is an AQMD "order for abatement"?
"An abatement order requires a company operating out of compliance to take specific actions or to SHUT DOWN its operation. This is a severe remedy normally reserved for serious violators. "
Unfortunately there is finding #3:
3. That if the order for abatement results in the closing or elimination of an otherwise lawful business, such closing would not be without a corresponding benefit in reducing air contaminants.
SCG will argue that shutting down other operations will not affect the leak since it is out of control and shutting down will not
affect that. Be ready for this.
Come to the hearing and the rally Saturday January 9!