Proposed Wildlife District Would Save Crucial Habitat

  • Posted on 1 August 2022
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
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. 

The Supreme Court Won't Stop Us From Achieving 100% Clean Energy

  • Posted on 8 July 2022
  • 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. 

City Council Demonstrates its Commitment to a Zero-Carbon Los Angeles by Passing Building Electrification Policy

  • Posted on 6 June 2022
  • By Kimberly Orbe - Conservation Program Manager
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.

Can Hilda Solis save the Puente Hills Park?

  • Posted on 23 May 2022
  • By Morgan Goodwin, Chapter Director
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. 

Your Role in Securing Coastal Access

  • Posted on 2 May 2022
  • By Valerie Izquierdo
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.

Sierra Club Co-Sponsors Earth Day Panel at Pan African Film Festival in Baldwin Hills

  • Posted on 2 May 2022
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
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.