Angelenos 'Say No to Coal and Oil' at CicLAvia Rally
Sunday's CicLAvia event was not just about taking back the streets for people (not cars), but it also for the environment and health. And that provided the perfect backdrop for a rally that urged Los Angeles to rid its dependence on coal and oil for electricity.
Currently about 44% of L.A.'s power is derived from the two energy sources that are blamed for pollution. In fact, "the out-of-state coal-fired power plants that power Los Angeles are two of the largest stationary sources of pollution in the country," according to the Sierra Club.
"We need to make sure the LADWP follows through on the Mayor's promise to make this a coal-free city by 2020" said Bill Corocan, Western Director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, at the rally.