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.
Organizations Representing Public Health Experts, Environmental Justice Communities, Clean Energy Advocates, Consumer Advocates, Businesses and Faith Endorse California’s SB100
OAKLAND, CA – Today dozens of organizations unveiled a new website, CA100.org, dedicated to moving California’s power sector to 100 percent clean energy. To achieve that goal, the California 100% Clean Energy Coalition backs the current Senate Bill 100 to raise California’s Renewable Portfolio Standard to 60 percent and transition the state to 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2045.
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.