News Articles

This group of articles together provide a quick summary of events and issues regarding the SNGS proposal.

October 1, 2009.  Sacramento News and Review. Deep impact: A group of investors plan to dump natural gas into the ground nearly a mile below a struggling Sacramento neighborhood. Can anybody stop them? Provides background on storage proposal and neighborhood dissention at early stages of project.

May 18, 2012. California Energy Markets.  Decision Deems Gas Storage Too Risky.  Commission Florio states that risks are excessive and out of proportion to benefits.

June 10, 2012. Sacramento Bee.  Another View: Bee editorial on gas storage left out key facts.  Rebuttal from SNGS president Donald Russell to Sacramento Bee.

June 17, 2012. Sacramento Bee.  A neighborhood apart: Gas storage plan rekindles old feelings of division. Editorial piece provides background on history of segregation and Glen Elder.


Related articles sorted by date.

July 13, 2012. Sacramento Bee. Editorial: PUC makes the right call on gas storage.  Discusses PUC decision not to approve SNGS application for gas storage facility in Avondale/Glen Elder neighborhood.

July 13, 2012. California Energy Markets. Sacramento Gas Storage Project Blocked Over Risks.  Coverage of the PUC decision not to approve SNGS application for gas storage facility.

July, 13, 2012. Sacramento Bee. State regulators reject Sacramento gas storage plan.  Details on PUC decision to reject SNGS application for gas storage facility in South Sacramento.

July 12, 2012. Sacramento Bee.  Sacramento residents win fight to block natural gas plan by PUC.  Reports recent decision by PUC to reject SNGS application for gas storage facility in South Sacramento.

July 04, 2012. Sacramento Bee. CPUC staff is ignoring the facts on Sacramento gas storage. SNGS president Donald Russell submits rebuttal to recent Sacramento Bee editorial.

July 01, 2012. Sacramento Bee.  Gas project worries regulators. Reviews positions of PUC Commissioners on SNGS proposal.

June 22, 2012.  California Energy Markets. Gas Storage Opponents Warn Against Environmental Justice.  Proposed project sits upon a predominantly low-income, nonwhite neighborhood.

June 19, 2012. Sacramento Bee. Backers, foes of natural gas storage plan tour Sacramento site. coverage of PUC Commissioner Sandoval’s visit to proposed storage site.

June 14, 2012. Sacramento Bee.  Editorial: CPUC takes a needed field trip.  CPUC Commissioner Sandoval visits Avondale/Glen Elder site and holds public meeting.

June 08, 2012. California Energy Markets. Sacramento Gas Storage Project Has CPUC Weighing the Possibility of Outlier Events.  The San Bruno gas fire has commissioners concerned about gas storage problems.

June 07, 2012.  Elk Grove News.Net. Neighborhood Associations Battle Huge, Underground Gas Storage.  Coverage of community protest over proposed storage facility.

June 7, 2012. KCRA News. Residents protest natural gas storage under their homes. Channel 3 coverage of neighborhood protests over SNGS proposal.

June 03, 2012.  Sacramento Bee.  PUC should say no to gas project.  Editorial piece that summarizes the gas storage issue and discusses PUC’s position.

June 01, 2012. California Energy Markets. Sacramento Gas Storage Project: Safe or Not?

May 08, 2012.  Sacramento Bee.  PUC commissioner opposes natural gas storage.  Article discusses the various stances of PUC commissioners in their decision whether or not to approve the gas storage facility.

May 08, 2012. Sacramento Bee. PUC commissioner is wrong on natural gas storage danger.  SNGS rebuttal to Commissioner Florio’s concern for project safety.

March 15, 2011. Sacramento Bee. Sacramento seeks assurances on disaster costs from gas storage project backers.  City of Sacramento questions the ability to respond to a potential disaster at the storage site.

March 13, 2012. Sacramento Business Journal.  Sacramento natural gas storage plan heads to CPUC.  CPUC commissioner Simon recommends approval of the storage site.

August 08, 2011.  Sacramento News and Review. Sacramento natural gas project running on empty?  The EIR reveals safety problems.

October 30, 2009. California Energy Markets. Residents Opposed to Proposed Sacramento Gas Storage Project. Coverage of resident protests at CPUC hearings.

October 9, 2008. Sacramento News and Review. Natural gas basement in Avondale. Early analysis of potential problems with gas storage in Avondale/Glen Elder.