We Need Volunteers to Save the Coast of California – passions for action and law are welcome

  • Posted on 11 September 2021
  • By Everette Phillips
We need volunteers with an interest in coastal issues and coastal law to commit time to rebuild our coastal conservation committee in LA and Orange Counties as part of the larger CCC Coastal Committee.
The Coastal Act is a great tool for protecting coastal habitats, It is only a useful tool for volunteers who know what the law contains and how to apply the law in a meaningful way when interacting with Coastal Commission staff, developers, and other stakeholders.

California Management of Coastal Environmental Issues – A Primer

  • Posted on 11 September 2021
  • By Everette Phillips
Worried about a coastal issue?  Confused about who has authority? The various Conservation Committee entities are a great resource. For coastal issues in LA and Orange Counties, it is important to start learning about the Coastal Act, Coastal Commission, and Coastal Conservancy. Where to start? Here is a quick primer:

The Importance of Legal Arguments in Public Comments on Environmental Issues

  • Posted on 2 August 2021
  • By Everette Phillips
As we have discussed in other articles over time, sometimes public goods are protected explicitly, and sometimes they are protected by process.  When a protected public good is threatened explicitly, it is important to understand the specific laws that protect it.  When a public good is protected by process, then it is important to understand the process and the laws that protect the process. Most government agencies exist at the interface of “private goods:”and “public goods” and laws determining protections and processes like permits.

Culver City is Phasing Out And Cleaning Up Oil Wells -- and That’s a Big Deal

  • Posted on 30 June 2021
  • By Nicole Levin, Campaign Representative, Beyond Dirty Fuels Campaign
Earlier this month, Culver City voted to phase out and clean up oil wells within the city’s borders by July 28, 2026. This vote is historic on multiple levels -- for starters, Culver City is one of the first cities in recent history to phase out existing oil production. The process, which included a study to inform the timeline to phase-out oil drilling, creates a pathway for the city and county of Los Angeles to follow. 

Angeles Chapter Environmental Social Justice (ESJ) Book Club

  • Posted on 7 June 2021
  • By Kim Orbe - Conservation Program Manager

Toxic Communities Recap and What’s Ahead!

The Angeles Chapter staff hosted our second environmental social justice (ESJ) book club last week Wednesday, June 2nd. For this meeting, we chose Dorceta Taylor's Toxic Communities. The book draws on an array of historical and contemporary case studies to explore the controversies over racist disparities, inequities, and discrimination that affect our communities of color. 

Truth In Recycling

  • Posted on 7 June 2021
  • By Simone Kuhfal
The vast majority of people are being intentionally misled when it comes to recycling and don’t seem to know that most of what we recycle actually ends up in a landfill or the ocean. Senate Bill 343 has been introduced to reduce consumer misinformation about which plastics are recyclable by building on California’s “Truth in Environmental Advertising” law.

Innovative Wetlands Park in South LA

  • Posted on 3 June 2021
  • By Mathieu Bonin

Along Avalon and San Pedro boulevard, between 54th and 55th street, lies a little jewel called South Los Angeles Wetlandpark. Located in a historic and beautiful area called South Park, between the historic Central avenue and USC, this entire neighborhood is a mix of residential areas, beautiful old mansions, some patches of warehouses and factories.

South LA Wetlands Park

Hunters in California Ditch the Lead and Keep the Conservation Heritage

  • Posted on 25 May 2021
  • By Andrew Clare

Same tradition, different rules.

2020 saw recreation in our city centers severely limited, restricting human interactions and forcing isolation in homes. Supply chains were interrupted and panicked food shortages became the norm. Public land and beaches were periodically guarded by law enforcement. Amidst the chaos came a revived passion for the great outdoors and traditional harvesting methods from people who wanted to secure their own, natural food source.

Morgan Goodwin on Environmental Directions

  • Posted on 19 May 2021
  • By dbland

Listen to Angeles Chapter Senoir Director Morgan Goodwin talk with Nancy Pearlman on Environmental Directions. This international, award-winning interview radio series is the longest-running environmental program in the country.

Permits First

  • Posted on 3 May 2021
  • By Randy Kokal
You need a hunting license before you go hunting, a marriage license before you get married and the Poseidon desalination project needs to get their permits before they are allowed to operate.
Poseidon has asserted (with no evidence) that building a state of the art plant to minimize damage they will do to the sea life and the ocean is too expensive. Without any proof, they claim that slant wells, infiltration galleries, subsurface intakes, and removing the salt from their discharge, are too expensive.