The ECOreport reposts an appeal for Americans to Take action, Stand with 68 Climate Mayors Supporting the Paris Agreement
Press Release from Mayor Eric Garcetti of Los Angeles
Trump just pulled the United States out of the Paris Agreement to combat global climate change. He denies reality, but we won’t.
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The ECOreport reposts an appeal from California adding media from the Vote Yes website, Los Angeles Residents Asked To Vote Yes On Measure M
From the office of Mayor Eric Garcetti
Halloween’s around the corner, so here’s a scary story: with L.A. County’s population growing by 2.3 million, traffic is going to get even worse, unless you join me in passing Measure M. It’ll add transit, improve freeways, and fix local roads to reduce the congestion we’ll get from even more folks moving here.
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The ECOreport reposts news from California, Metro Bike Share Reaches Port Of Los Angeles
Editor’s note: Los Angeles’ Metro bike share pilot is expanding and similar programs are now going in to Venice, Pasadena, and the Port of Los Angeles
Press release from the city of Los Angeles
by Port of Los Angeles on October 25, 2016
Getting from place to place along the LA Waterfront is about to get a little easier – and a lot more fun.
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The ECOreport looks into reasons why HERO PACE’s Fastest Growing market is LA
By Roy L Hales
Eric Garcetti has long been an advocate of clean energy. During his many years as a city counsellor, he wrote Los Angeles’ green building ordinance. As mayor, Garcetti promised to create 20,000 clean energy and clean water sector jobs during his first term (2013-2017). In April 2015, he launched the city’s new sustainability plan (the “pLAn”) to reduce city-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 45% by 2025, and become the first major US city to achieve zero-waste. Thus it is not surprising to find that LA is HERO PACE’s fastest growing market.
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The ECOreport examines the movement of West Coast cities transitioning to a fossil fuel free economy
By Roy L Hales
After 23 years of attempting to bring about change on the state and national levels, Daphne Wysham came to the conclusion that the last bastion of hope in the fight against the fossil fuel industry was at the local level. America’s mayors and city councils are much more accountable for health and safety of their constituents. She focused her attention on the Pacific Northwest, where there are currently 27 proposed coal, oil and gas by rail projects. This initially brought her into conflict with Portland Mayor Charles Hales, who subsequently became an apostle for cities transitioning to a fossil fuel free economy.
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West Coast Mayors Unite for Bold Climate Action. The mayors of five cities renewed commitments to reduce CO2 emissions by at least 80 percent by 2050
Joint press release from Portland, Eugene, Los Angeles, Seattle and
The pledge came during the first West Coast Mayors Summit, a two-day convening of mayors from Portland, Seattle, Eugene, San Francisco and Los Angeles to discuss pressing issues affecting each of their cities: homelessness, housing, and climate action.
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The ECOreport carries a joint press release from the West Coast Alliance of mayors to fight homelessness.
From a Joint Press Release
The alliance was developed during the first West Coast Mayors Summit, a two-day convening of mayors from Portland, Seattle, Eugene, San Francisco and Los Angeles to discuss pressing issues affecting each of their cities: homelessness, housing, and climate action.
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The ECOreport reposts an article about how ratepayers urge MWD to fix LA’s water system
Originally Published on Indybay.com & Daily KOS
by Dan Bacher
As the public comment period for Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels nears its final day on October 30, LA ratepayers and local organizations today exposed how the Metropolitan Water District is undermining Los Angeles’ water security at MWD’s water-supply workshop. The ratepayers convened at 9:00 a.m, at the District’s headquarters at 700 N Alameda St, Los Angeles outside the side entrance in the courtyard.
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By Roy L Hales
Since the Clean LA program was launched in 2013, fourteen projects, with a total of 7.1 MW of rooftop solar capacity, have been connected to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s grid. More than 2,000 people have been employed and an estimated 2.7 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions have been displaced from the environment. There are another 28 projects, with 11.25 MW of capacity, under construction. The most recent addition occurred yesterday when Los Angeles City Councilmember José Huizar ‘flipped the switch’ on a 300 kilowatt installation on the Angelus Grand commercial plaza in Boyle Heights. Commercial scale solar has come to LA’s eastside.
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Los Angeles’ Solar Promise: A new Report Shows how to Harness LA’s FIT to Create Jobs and Build Social Equity
By Roy L Hales
Los Angeles has the potential to become the largest per capita provider of rooftop solar in California. Over 40% of the areas where solar could be installed are also in need of significant socioeconomic and environmental investment. A new report from the LABC Institute discusses how this can be done.
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