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.
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.