The people behind the Poseidon project feel Orange County residents do not pay enough for water. They feel that residents can and should pay. They see a potential profit in each glass of water, each shower and each toilet flush. Their plan is simple, add more expensive water that we do not need into our existing water supply and then charge us more for the water we already own. This idea is so profitable that it resurfaces again and again going on nearly 20 years now, and the Sierra Club has been working hard to keep your water supply inexpensive and abundant.
By Yvonne Watson, Chair of the Angeles Chapter Environmental Justice Committee
Water Equity and COVID- 19 or Is Water Inequality A More Apt Description?
Health care professionals have reassured the public that you can’t catch COVID-19 from drinking water, but what if you have other worrisome things in your water? How do you follow the health guidance about washing your hands when you don’t have access to clean water?
By Caty Wagner - SoCal Water Organizer, Sierra Club California
For many years we have opposed this project through its many iterations. The Peripheral Canal of the 80’s, the Bay Delta Conservation Project of the 00’s, the California WaterFix & Eco Restore Project of the 10’s and now the 20’s The Delta Conveyance project. Whether informally known as the twin tunnels, the tunnel boondoggle or the tunnel, we are forever hard at work to preserve and protect the Sacramento- San Joaquin Delta, the only and largest freshwater tidal estuary on the West Coast.
When I began as a Sierra Club activist in 1992, working to protect the Bolsa Chica Wetlands in Huntington Beach, the person who recruited me to join the Club asked me to go birding with him. I was terrified.
An overachiever since childhood in whatever I’d set my mind to, I hesitated to get into a new endeavor without knowing everything about it! Still, I was interested in the possibility of a “date” with this guy, even a date outdoors in nature!
The intersection of arts and political activism are two fields defined by a shared focus of creating engagement that shifts boundaries, changes relationships, and creates new paradigms. For centuries, art has been used to create change and spread political and social messages. Why? Art creates empathy. It helps society see injustice, and consequently, to make change.
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.