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OVERSIGHT HEARING from Christy Smith sit




Long Before Celebrities, Lawyers and Politicians Arrived,
We Answered the Call to Save Porter Ranch

Since October 2015's Aliso Canyon gas leak, Save Porter Ranch has served on the front lines of community

stewardship as media subject matter experts, advising and informing local/regional/ state/national elected officials

to effectively meet community needs, holding regulatory and corporate interests accountable, and serving as One Stop Shop

for questions about the SoCalGas Blowout for the general public.

Our expertise, experience and resources have been managed at great personal cost since we are also residents

impacted by this leak. We've managed to serve the Porter Ranch and greater Los Angeles community while balancing our

family relocations amid limited resources. But we continue to serve the greater Los Angeles community by maintaining

Save Porter Ranch social media and website, developing outreach materials to educate at community forums and keep area

residents updated on the latest critical information for our health and safety.  























Save Porter Ranch was the established, credible media subject matter expert immediately after the gas blowout

because we identified the problems and proactively led informing elected officials, local agencies and boards, and the

public at large long before methane gas escaped into the atmosphere.




















We've dedicated hundreds of unpaid man hours attending meetings, making public comment, including advising

a panel about the liabilities Los Angeles has now accumulated to a hearing panel about the Hidden

Creeks Estates project. Save Porter Ranch was a leader in identifying information gaps, filling those gaps and serving as

community leaders to navigate the real destruction our community was dealt since October 2015 (and prior).

Before the lawyers, before the celebrities, before politicians, Save Porter Ranch organized with the goal to warn

and deter harm to the Los Angeles community from this storage facility, oil drilling, and dangerous,

unregulated environmental policies endangering residents.

Photos courtesy of Hannah Benet

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