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Map: If L.A.'s Power is 44% Coal-Driven, Where are Those Coal Plants Located?

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The carbon surcharge debate has subsided, but one of the overarching issues still remains and unsolved. At last night's screening of "Power Paths" by the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign, one audience member expressed frustration with the LADWP's lack of transparency. "I for one need help about my very own DWP," she said. "I don't have a clue what I'm paying for."

44% of Los Angeles' power comes from dirty coal-fired plants in neighboring states and the Sierra Club has made a useful map explaining where they are and who they power. Of note is the large--large as in 7 miles by 10 miles--Navajo Generating Station, which is partially owned (21%) by the LADWP, according to the Club.