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1853 - Sarah Gifford, community leader and wife of Newhall's first railroad station agent, born in England [story]


scottwilk38adwebsiteAssemblyman Scott Wilk, R-Santa Clarita, presented Assembly Bill 1902 on Tuesday to extend the statute of limitations for someone to file a civil action suit based upon exposure to methane, benzene, mercaptan, or any other hazardous or toxic materials resulting from the Aliso Canyon gas leak.

The measure was opposed by the majority party and failed on a party line vote in the Assembly Judiciary Committee.

“During public testimony at town hall meetings, my constituents shared that their number one concern from the gas leak is the potential harm to their long-term health having been exposed to hazardous materials,” Wilk said. “State regulators repeatedly claimed there would be no long-term health effects to the victims of the leak. As a result, it’s clear to me there should be no harm in establishing a separate statute of limitations for the victims.”

AB 1902 was intended to ensure the residents of Porter Ranch and other affected communities have an appropriate amount of time to take action if any unforeseen problems related to their health arise as a result of the gas leak.  The statute of limitations measure was meant to protect affected communities’ health and rights, and ensure the future well-being of California.

 

The 38th Assembly District encompasses Simi Valley, the northwestern section of the San Fernando Valley and most of the Santa Clarita Valley.

 

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  1. Lori Auvazian says:

    Nice to see how little our elected officials care about the residents of Porter Ranch. It might be a different story if any of them had their homes, families, and pets inundated with chemicals for four months from the blowout. Thank you to Assemblyman Wilk for attempting to assist us with the disaster we have experienced.

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