Next Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 9 am to noon, marks the 38th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day, the official event for California’s statewide Coastal Cleanup and the International Coastal Cleanup movement.
For years Sierra Club has worked behind the scenes to secure funding and move forward with an initiative that seeks to protect wildlife and the corridors for movement they require for survival. Wildlife connectivity is important to link areas of crucial habitat and facilitate movement, thus reducing the negative impact of fragmentation and allowing greater flexibility to adapt to stressors such as increased urban development and climate change.
By Morgan Goodwin - Senior Director Angeles Chapter
June’s SCOTUS decision in the crucial climate case West Virginia v. EPA is a deeply disappointing and dangerous decision that eliminates EPA’s most effective tool for reducing harmful climate pollution from existing power plants. This decision gives coal executives and far-right politicians exactly what they asked for by frustrating EPA’s efforts to set strong, effective carbon pollution standards from power plants that would help protect our communities and families.
On Friday, May 27th, The Los Angeles City Council voted to ban most gas appliances/hookups in new construction, a huge win for clean air, and the climate. Los Angeles joins 54 cities phasing out most gas in California. This policy will require all new residential and commercial buildings in Los Angeles to be built to achieve zero-carbon emissions.
The Puente Hills landfill operated from 1956 to 2013. As early as 1990s, then State Assembly member Hilda Solis authored legislation to covert the landfill to a public park.
That dream just crossed a major milestone to becoming reality, with the settlement of an $80 million lawsuit. However, the Sierra Club does not support current plans for the park. " the Disneyland that they are imagining for this park is not a good fit" says Sierra Club's Puente Hills Taskforce lead Eric Johnson.
The California Coastal Commission has assured that the California Coastal Act is upheld in all aspects of its mission. The Act oversees the developments made on the land along the coast of California and how it’s protected from development as well. One aspect of the Act that requires the help of coastal activists is the enforcement of public coastal access.
What were you up to on Earth Day weekend? Sierra Club staff and volunteers kicked off the festivities Friday, co-sponsoring an Earth Day Panel with Natural Resources Defense Council about the Inglewood Oil Field and our work to phase it out at the 30th Annual Pan African Film Festival (PAFF).
PAFF is the largest Black film festival in the country and is held at the Crenshaw Mall in Baldwin Hills, right next to the Inglewood Oil Field—the largest urban oil field in the country.
The Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club welcomes your participation in its century of involvement in the enjoyment and protection of our planet's environment. The Angeles Chapter spans Los Angeles and Orange Counties in Southern California, with an extensive program of hikes/hiking, national and international travel, local conservation campaigns, political action, and programs for people of all ages.