SoCal 350 is partnering with Brown’s Last Chance, a campaign involving hundreds of public interest, environmental, health, justice, faith, labor, community and consumer organizations from California and around the world. Together, we are urging Governor Brown to stop the build out of dirty fossil fuel infrastructure, keep oil and gas in the ground, and take immediate action to protect those most vulnerable to climate change.
Earlier this month, Bloomberg’s Lynn Doan seemed satisfied with out of touch reporting, first with a paternalistic take on a day dedicated to honoring the Indigenous wisdom of the Acjachemen Nation and that of our collective Ancestors, and then reporting in a conversation dismissive of nuclear risks and threats. Here is the response from SoCal 350 member Marilyn Fuss.
On June 9, 2018, hundreds gathered to honor the Indigenous wisdom of the Acjachemen Nation and that of our collective Ancestors. Indigenous Elders from the Acjachemen Nation and various native California tribes, along with a diversity of youth, surfers, families, locals gathered in an act of love and reverence for our planet.
On June 14, Ryan Patrick Killackey, Amazon Watch and SoCal 350 joined movement leaders, celebrity guests and community members for a screening and panel Q&A of Yasuni Man, an award winning documentary that tells the story of the Waorani people and their ancestral land, Yasuni, both threatened by extractive industries and other forms of invasion.
On March 21, communities in North East Los Angeles faced a win when the City Planning Commission of Glendale rejected a proposal from Glendale Water and Power to construct a biogas plant at the Scholl Canyon Landfill. Then last week, the Glendale City Council voted to halt the forthcoming $500 million natural gas-fired Grayson power plant, and first investigate clean energy alternatives through a Request for Information process.