For years, STAND-LA has been voicing community concerns about the clear health and safety threat of neighborhood drilling to Angelenos. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health finally admits these risks are real in a recent report. See how residents in these communities bear the brunt of these costs, and how city and county leaders have a responsibility to put an end to oil facilities in our neighborhoods.
Our friends at Food and Water Watch recently released a study on how Los Angeles can transition to 100% renewable energy in just over the next decade. A Pathway to 100% Renewable Energy by 2030, prepared by energy consulting firm Synapse, shows that L.A.’s municipal power utility can get off fossil fuels by investing in energy efficiency, rooftop solar energy, and other decentralized sources.
When the Department of Interior released an offshore leasing plan threatening California’s $42 billion ocean economy and 400,000 jobs in tourism, recreation and fishing, it was the first proposal opening shores to new oil and gas drilling in two decades.
The Trump administration’s proposal has been met with unyielding opposition, and a striking 69% of Californians oppose new offshore drilling.
Is driving your car in LA destroying the Amazon rainforest? Did you know a major destination for processing Amazon crude is the Chevron Refinery in El Segundo? Listen to the interview with Amazon Watch and find out how to take action against this triple carbon impact.
Every day multinational oil companies extract over 9 million gallons of Amazon crude from wells in the western Amazon rainforest, shipped to refineries in the U.S.,
Glendale’s electric utility, Glendale Water & Power (GWP), is proposing to “re-power” its fossil fuel power plant known as Grayson. The $500 million project would involve replacing old gas turbines with new equipment – but in the process expanding capacity well beyond what is needed to power Glendale in hopes of selling excess power to other utilities.