California faces summer blackout risk amid gas shortage

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Aliso Canyon suffered a huge gas leak last October that forced the relocation of thousands of residents in the region. The leak was plugged in February, but the facility is still not operational.

Southern California is always vulnerable to power outages during heat waves — but the blackout risk facing millions is even greater this already-scorching summer.

Already, a few thousand residents in the Los Angeles area experienced power outages during Monday’s heat wave. But that’s just a small taste of the worst-case scenario California regulators are scrambling to avoid.

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