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California Governor Declares Gas Leak a State of Emergency

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Wednesday over a massive natural gas leak that has been spewing fumes into a Los Angeles neighborhood for months.   In a statement, Brown said he acted based on the requests of local residents in the community of Porter Ranch and the "prolonged and continuing" nature of the gas blowout at the underground storage facility.   The well, owned by Southern California Gas Co., has been gushing up to 1,200 tons of...

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