100 signatures reached
To: Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
No New Fossil Fuel Infrastructure in Los Angeles
Please join Portland, OR, Mayor Charlie Hales, Hood River, OR, Mayor Paul Blackburn, and other elected officials in the U.S. and Canada in endorsing the principles expressed in Portland’s Fossil Fuel Resolution — that fossil fuels pose inherent health and safety dangers throughout their entire life cycle — and commit to creating similar restrictions on new fossil fuel infrastructure in your jurisdiction.
Why is this important?
The rapid development of fossil fuel resources in the western U.S. and Canada has resulted in numerous proposed fossil fuel infrastructure projects up and down the West Coast. These fossil fuel infrastructure projects pose significant risks to the health and safety of people and their environment, and threaten the livability of their communities. One leak from a Northridge, CA methane storage field has released daily methane emissions equivalent to one-quarter of all of California's daily methane emissions, according to the California Air Resources Board, sickening nearby residents. Given the urgency of the threat posed to your city and to our global environment, and the frequency of accidents associated with fossil fuel infrastructure, we urge you to act on this issue now by pledging to build no new fossil fuel infrastructure.
How it will be delivered
We will deliver signatures gathered in Portland, OR at a press conference on Dec. 11, when LA Mayor Eric Garcetti comes to Portland for a west coast mayor's summit.