California Governor’s Sister Sits on Board of Company Responsible for Methane Leak

Crews work on a relief well at the Aliso Canyon facility in Porter Ranch, Calif. / AP

The sister of Gov. Jerry Brown of California (D.) sits on the board of an energy company that owns a facility responsible for what is being called the “worst environmental disaster since BP” as thousands of residents have been displaced from their homes due to a methane gas leak that is expected to continue until spring.

Regulators Weigh Controversial Solar Project Amid Environmentalist Opposition

The San Jacinto Mountains in Riverside County, Calif.

California officials will decide on Wednesday whether to approve plans for a politically connected green energy company’s controversial solar project over the objections of environmental groups, Native American tribes, and the county that will be home to the project.