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Huntington Beach desalination plant is a no-go

The California Coastal Commission last week put off a decision on plans for a desalination plant in Huntington Beach -- a plan strongly opposed by Sierra Club Angeles Chapter.

Day care at 8,300 feet? Kind of, at the Mt Baldy Ski Hut

t was kiddie time at the Sierra Club Ski Hut on Mt. Baldy on Sunday, Nov. 17.

William Dolphin of Ontario, Calif., (below) presided over children who had spent the night. He estimated about 20 to 25 people stayed over at the ski hut that was built in 1937. The parents, he said, were off to bag the peak -- and he stayed behind to watch the little ones and greet visitors who were day hiking.

Sierra Club seeks a 'better outcome' for closed San Onofre nuclear power plant

Environmental activists on had only a short time to celebrate the June 7 closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant before realizing the huge challenge posed by radioactive waste at the site. Gene Stone, a leader of the coalition to close the plant, has said, “We are safer now that San Onofre is shut – but we are not safe. “

Join us for Giving Tuesday

On Tuesday, December 3, the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter will join other organizations across the country in celebrating a day dedicated to giving. Skip the buying frenzy of Black Friday and Cyber Monday to do something that makes a difference.

Puente Hills landfill closed for good

L.A. city officials and environmentalists say the closure of the L.A. County landfill in Puenta Hills, the nation's largest, marks a shift in future of waste management across the country.
 
You may have seen Puente Hills while driving the 60 freeway east of Los Angeles. It looks like a 700-acre, 450-foot high, tree-covered mountain. However, no mountain was there in 1957, when the facility opened. It’s made of seven decades of Southern California’s waste. 
 

Activists score key victory in Whittier drilling

More than 100 activists from the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter and other environmental groups turned out in force last week to oppose a plan to allow oil drilling in the Whittier Hills on land that was purchased by the city and supposed to be preserved as open-space parkland — and their voices didn't go unheard.

Tar sands coming through Southern California?

The Southern California Air Quality Management District is considering a permit application in Wilmington, California, to allow a rail terminal to import for processing 60,000 barrels of diluted bitumen per day from Canada's tar sands. The Valero Energy Corp. is making the request, and Angeles Chapter Sierra Club has signed on to the following letter of protest. And there have been no public comment or disclosures from the SCAQMD on the issue.

Chapter, regional group elections are on!

The 2013 election for at-large positions on the Angeles Chapter Executive Committee (Excom) and for each Regional Group begins Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 2. All members are urged to vote for these important leadership roles.

Have you seen the Griffith Park mountain lion?

The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter leads hundreds of hikes in Griffith Park -- and many of our members are regular park denizens. Here's a Los Angeles Times story about P22, the lone mountain lion that has been tracked inside the park.

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