For Immediate Release—December 10,2019
Los Angeles—Members of community and environmental groups today testified at a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) hearing on replacing the coal-fired Intermountain Power Plant, which provides energy to L.A., with a gas plant. Community and environmental groups say replacing the dirty coal plant with clean energy will help move Los Angeles towards it’s renewable power goals. Food & Water Action Senior Organizer Jasmin Vargas issued this statement after testifying at the hearing:
“The question of whether to replace the coal-burning Intermountain Power Plant with gas-fired power should not be left to politicians or LADWP staff. Angelenos are raising our voices with millions across the world to demand climate action. L.A. needs to reach 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2030, which means LADWP needs to find clean energy solutions to replace IPP, not more dirty gas. Listen to the neighborhood council leaders from across the city who came out to show their support a just transition for 100 percent clean energy by 2030."
Contact: Julie Light, 415-215-5737, [email protected]
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