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One Planet: SoCalGas' Campaign Against Electrification

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In this Jan 7, 2016, file photo, a sign declares the boundary line of the Southern California Gas Company gas fields where a gas well has been leaking methane daily near the community Porter Ranch, Calif

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we will have a conversation about how SoCalGas, California’s largest gas utility, has been exerting its financial and political muscle to promote biogas — which the industry markets as "renewable gas" — as a better solution than renewable electricity.

Guests: 

Phil McKenna, reporter for InsideClimate News

Sammy Roth, reporter with the Los Angeles Times

Web Resources: 

InsideClimate News: Fearing for Its Future, a Big Utility Pushes ‘Renewable Gas,’ Urges Cities to Reject Electrification

LA Times: California ditched coal. The gas company is worried it’s next

The Guardian: Keystone XL: police discussed stopping anti-pipeline activists 'by any means'

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.