Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on Aliso Canyon Reliability Report

"While the disastrous gas leak at SoCal Gas' Aliso facility may be sealed, today's report shows that the consequences continue. Our Department of Water and Power is working closely with state energy agencies to reduce the electric reliability risks we face in the coming summer months as a result of gas shortages.

We can all help get through this tough period by conserving energy, making our buildings more efficient, and taking other actions that reduce our use of electricity and natural gas. We will announce rebates and other programs in the coming weeks to help residents and businesses save energy and money -- while improving air quality, creating green jobs and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. I will direct all City facilities to improve energy efficiency and decrease power use, especially at times of high demand.

I have asked DWP to reduce our city's dependence on natural gas over the long term, as we plan for a future free of fossil fuels. In the meantime, my immediate priority remains the safety of residents around the Aliso Canyon storage facility." – Mayor Eric Garcetti