LA Passes Motion to Begin Process of Phasing Out Oil Drilling City Wide

  • Posted on 26 January 2022
  • By Angeles Chapter Updates
The Los Angeles City Council voted yesterday (1/26) 14-0 to pass a motion to begin the process of phasing out oil drilling citywide and provide a just transition to impacted workers. There is still work to do to ensure the phase-out and clean-up, but the vote today was historic and came after over a decade of community organizing. 
STANDLA, a coalition of frontline communities impacted by oil drilling, led this work, and Sierra Club proudly supported it. 

Big Win for Sustainability!

  • Posted on 19 January 2022
  • By Angeles Chapter Sustainability Committee

West Hollywood City Council unanimously passes single-use plastic ban ordinance!

On January 18, 2021 representatives from the Sierra Club, Angeles Chapter Sustainability Committee provided public comment in support of the single-use plastic ban ordinance. This was championed by your passion and voice - and our voice was heard!

Save the Seabirds of Farallon Islands by calling the Coastal Commission on Dec 16, 2021

  • Posted on 10 December 2021
  • By Everette Phillips

The Holiday Season is the wrong time to decide whether to drop poison on the Farallon Islands and kill thousands of birds in order to kill rodents. The item is on the calendar because many people are distracted by a new freedom from COVID19 restrictions combined with excitement about reuniting physically with friends and relatives in the Holiday spirit.  These distractions result in lower attendance and help some items get on the agenda with less scrutiny than during other times of the year.

What You Need to Know About Oil Spills - The Office of Spill Prevention and Response - A Coastal Activists Guide

  • Posted on 2 December 2021
  • By Seth Weisbord
Oil spills are catastrophic events that make all of us coastal activists in some ways. We must unify in our support in effective and meaningful responses that can make a difference. For those Sierra Club volunteers with a focus on coastal issues, it is best to focus on the agencies and organizations with a focus on the immediate response with a follow-up on those responsible for clean up and of course continuous interaction with those responsible for preventing such catastrophes in the first place.

LA Zoo Expansion Threatens to Destroy Native Woodlands

  • Posted on 29 November 2021
  • By Juliet Fang, Communications Volunteer

Sierra Club Angeles Chapter is calling on the Mayor and City Council to Stop L.A. Zoo's planned destruction of native woodlands. A $650 million LA Zoo expansion would make room for modern animal habitats and veterinary support facilities, but could impact 227 protected native trees like Southern California Black Walnut, Toyons, Coast Live Oak, and other native shrubs. Instead club leaders are asking Angelenos to support the environmentally superior Alternative 1 in the Zoo Vision Plan, which preserves 23 acres of native woodlands.

Coastal Activist Primer: Intro to the Coastal Act

  • Posted on 1 November 2021
  • By Seth Weisbord
Often Sierra Club members become concerned about conservation issues along the coastline of LA and Orange Counties. Usually, this means having some knowledge about the California Coastal Act and California Coastal Commission is useful. This article is part of a planned series of articles and videos/podcasts to help those new to coastal activism quickly come up to speed on how to be effective in protecting our coastal environment.
Introduction to the Coastal Act

Water District Board Members Mike Ti and Jody Roberto Can End Rigged Study Promoting Desert-Damaging Water Project

  • Posted on 1 October 2021
  • By John Monsen
The Cadiz corporation helped put a little-known water district in eastern LA County on the map -- but not for any reason the district would want. The Three Valleys Municipal Water District has been exposed by the Sierra Club, tribal leaders, and local ratepayers for rigging an $805,000 study of the Cadiz water mining project’s environmental impacts in favor of the corporation.

Say it again: No Drilling Where We’re Living!

  • Posted on 21 September 2021
  • By Jonathan Howard

Inglewood Oil Field, one of the largest urban oil fields in the country, with city of Santa Monica and Malibu coastline in the background. By Peter Bennett

Inglewood Oil Field, one of the largest urban oil fields in the country, with city of Santa Monica and Malibu coastline in the background. by Peter Bennett