Chevron, a Corporate Criminal on the run, responsible for one of the world’s largest environmental disasters in the Ecuadorian Amazon, continues to import Amazonian crude oil into its El Segundo (Los Angeles) Refinery from an off-shore marine terminal. They have refused to pay a $9.5 Billion judgement against them to the people of Ecuador, and continue to deny responsibility, all the while continuing to export petroleum from that region to California.
SoCal 350 Climate Action and our coalition of individuals and organizations in Southern California and beyond call on the California Coastal Commission and the California Energy Commission to revoke their permit to import crude until they pay the $9.5 billion fines and remediate the damage done to Indigenous peoples and communities in the Oriente region of Ecuador.
See how we’re taking action to oppose this as part of our Amazon Rainforest Defenders Series on EcoJustice Radio here.
SoCal 350 and our local allies held actions in Downtown LA and the San Fernando Valley on April 9th, as part of the Build Back Fossil Free National Day of Action. We called on President Biden to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and Stop Line 3 and the Dakota Access Tar Sands Pipelines. See how we’re taking action to oppose this here.
There is an opportunity for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to become a leader in California, by embracing a pathway to 100% renewable energy by 2035. Choosing this path would have a meaningful impact on greenhouse gas emissions and local air quality by 2025. Now is the time to engage in this process. See how we’re taking action on this here.
Discover the Clean Energy Movement encouraging renewables through legislation, increased funding, support for Community Choice Power and a just transition to clean energy. Join our efforts alongside a major coalition of community partners to fight for SB 100, calling for 100% renewables in California, here.
Urban oil drilling in Los Angeles threatens the health and safety of families throughout the City. From South L.A. to Beverly Hills, communities are taking a stand to end oil drilling near homes, schools and hospitals. See how we’re working with the STAND-LA Coalition to end neighborhood drilling here.
Since October 2015’s Aliso Canyon gas leak, SoCal 350 has worked with the Save Porter Ranch and Food & Water Watch campaign to shut down the Aliso Canyon Gas Storage facility. After ongoing leaks and the lack of accountability from corporate and governmental entities in responding to community health and safety concerns, help us Save Porter Ranch here.
SoCal350 joins the Fossil Fuel Resistance working for a rapid and just transition away from all fossil fuel drilling, pipeline construction, rail and shipping infrastructure, refinery expansions and exportation schemes. See our actions to stop the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, implement fracking bans, resist the expansion of oil refineries, shut down a natural gas facility, and support the indigenous community fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline here.