Executive Committee Officers for 2023

  • Posted on 2 February 2023
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates

We are excited to announce our Chapter's Executive Officers for the coming term (2023)! Leading the charge as Chair is Dyana Peña, who brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to the role, entering her second full year as chair. A resident of Lynwood, CA, she is a first-generation daughter of Mexican immigrants and a lifelong environmentalist. Her ultimate goal is for the Chapter to be a welcoming home to anyone who wishes to protect our environment.

Los Angeles County Phases Out Oil Drilling

  • Posted on 31 January 2023
  • By Nicole Levin, Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign Organizer

STAND LA Coalition members attend press conference with LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell's office to celebrate the historic victory

STAND LA Coalition members attend press conference with LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell's office to celebrate the historic victory

Glendale Voted to Build the Last Gas Plant in CA

  • Posted on 9 January 2023
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates

Updated January 18, 2023 at 1:58pm

On December 13, the Glendale City Council voted 4-1 to approve the $170 million purchase of new gas units at the Grayson Power Plant. Their decision moves Glendale in the opposite direction of the rest of the state and locks the region into fossil fuel use for decades to come.

LA Green New Deal Update

  • Posted on 6 January 2023
  • By Morgan Goodwin - Senior Director Angeles Chapter

Question: What do Mayor Garcetti, oil drilling, gas appliances, and styrofoam containers all have in common?

Answer: Los Angeles is saying goodbye to all of them

That was the gist of December’s Green New Deal signing ceremony and Mayor Garcetti’s last official act in office.

Big Oil wants to be your neighbor, take action to make them a good neighbor

  • Posted on 5 December 2022
  • By Angeles Chapter Communications
Living in Southern California means having oil drilling somewhere nearby. It has been this way for almost 100 years. Just look at historic photos of communities like Huntington Beach and there are forests of oil derricks. Big Oil likes being your neighbor, and as a California resident, you just had to live with this fact until a newly passed law. The law suggests that Oil and Gas interests have been a bad neighbor. Apparently, they have been a bad neighbor to enough Californians to get a law put on the books to kick them out and keep them out starting next month.

Climate Was On the Ballot

  • Posted on 5 December 2022
  • By Jonathan Howard, Communications Coordinator
What the midterm election results mean for climate action in Southern California
Every election is a climate election, and the 2022 midterms were no exception. 
In a surprising twist, the anticipated 'red wave' turned out to be more like a ripple -- though one that still threatens to complicate President Biden's climate agenda. 

From the Ground: How Our Volunteers in Culver City Took on Big Oil

  • Posted on 5 December 2022
  • By Nicole Levin, Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign Organizer
Culver City, a little city with just a little under 40,000 people – has set a historic precedent for the wider Los Angeles area. As of this November, Culver City voted 4-0 to move forward with a settlement framework with Sentinel Peak Resources that would begin the process of phasing out – and cleaning up – existing oil wells by the end of 2029. 

An Electric End to 2022

  • Posted on 5 December 2022
  • By Austin Mendoza, Building Electrification Intern
Southern California has been plagued by poor air quality that directly affects our health by causing or worsening respiratory conditions by exposing us to toxic emissions. Gas use in buildings produces a significant amount of indoor air pollution in places where we’d expect to be safe like our workplaces and homes. Building electrification also referred to as building decarbonization, removes fossil fuel energy sources from buildings, moving instead to all-electric energy sources that cause zero carbon emissions. 

Local Group Volunteers Represent Chapter at Pasadena 100 Rally

  • Posted on 4 November 2022
  • By Kim Orbe, Conservation Program Manager
The Pasadena Group mobilized to represent the Sierra Club at the Pasadena 100 Rally to celebrate the collection of more than 1,100 postcards from Pasadena residents with the message: “I care about climate change and I want Pasadena to be

Do As I Say, Not As I do When It Comes To Water Conservation Says We-Ho

  • Posted on 12 September 2022
  • By Charming Evelyn, Chair Water Committee
Here we are in the midst of a drought once again or as I prefer to refer to it - climate change, when we as residents and businesses are asked to conserve water and reduce water consumption. If you presently live in an area where your water agency receives water from the Colorado river through wholesaler Metropolitan Water District (MWD), you have been asked to desist from outdoor water use for 2 weeks while emergency repairs take place; or as someone succinctly said to me - what about washing your car?