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A BP oil well near Deadhorse, Alaska was misting natural gas on Alaska's frozen North Slope on Saturday. The Alaska Department of Conservation said on Monday that a team of workers had successfully stopped the leak. U.S. EPA/AP hide caption

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Protesters wear gas masks at a hearing over a leak at the Southern California Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon Storage Facility near the Porter Ranch section of Los Angeles. On Tuesday, the utility pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor and agreed to pay $4 million to settle the case. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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A woman walks to her home in Porter Ranch, Calif., last month, after state regulatory officials announced that SoCalGas Co.'s leaking well had finally been plugged. Mel Melcon/LA Times via Getty Images hide caption

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A neighborhood where many people have left their homes because of a massive natural-gas leak is seen in the Porter Ranch neighborhood of Los Angeles in December. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Will California Gas Leak Mark A Turning Point In Energy Debate?

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December brought storm clouds to the Porter Ranch neighborhood in Southern California's San Fernando Valley. David McNew/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Families Near The Huge Gas Leak Wonder: Is Home A Safe Place To Be?

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On Jan. 16, Tera Lecuona, resident of the Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, holds a protest sign during a hearing over a gas leak at Southern California Gas Co.'s Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. The company faces misdemeanor charges as well as numerous civil lawsuits. Richard Vogel/AP hide caption

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