A firefighter walks past burning homes at Coronado Pointe in Laguna Niguel.(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
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.
Our team is growing and we are adding a new position to support and expand our fundraising activities!
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 Angeles Chapter Nominating Committee is recruiting Executive Committee leaders for the chapter and our regional groups.
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.
California’s beloved western Joshua trees (Yucca Brevifolia) are under threat from climate change, wildfire, and development.
CLICK HERE to send a personal letter insisting the commission grant Joshua Trees permanent protection on the basis of climate change as a threat to the species.
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 Angeles Chapter leaders and supporters gathered on May 1 at Friendship Auditorium in Griffith Park to celebrate its 2019 awardees. More than 100 members and supporters came together to recognize our volunteers, whose efforts to explore and preserve wild places attest to the chapter’s resiliency in the face of overlapping crises to our climate, health, and democracy.