Pacoima Beautiful has worked diligently to address the health and economic impact of toxic facilities in our community such as the Valley Generating Station (VGS), in Sun Valley California. Valley Generating Station is one of the oldest in basin natural gas power plants owned by LADWP. From 2017-2020, VGS emitted large amounts of methane without reporting it to the local community. As a result of our the community advocacy and organizing efforts, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has agreed to wean its use of natural gas and seek new opportunities for clean energy options at the site. Also there are plans to demolish the red and white smoke stacks.

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LADWP transparency broke down in midst of Sun Valley methane leak, officials say

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Tuesday, Sept.

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Valley Gas Plant Stacks

Community calls for immediate fix to methane leak at Valley Generating Station

Los Angeles – Pacoima Beautiful leads a march and rally in Sun Valley to voice outrage over a methane leak in their community that has existed for more than a year.

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Valley Gas Plant through fence

Jóvenes piden transición de la planta de gas del Valle de San Fernando a energía renovable

A medida que aumenta la concientización sobre la importancia del medio ambiente, los métodos de producción de energía que contaminan el aire van caducando y desapareciendo, dando lugar a sistemas de energía renovable.

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Pacoima, Sun Valley youth are a part of a ‘front-line’ community affected by climate change, say local group

For 17-year-old Michelle Gutierrez, the youth rally held Friday in downtown Los Angeles and across the nation to raise awareness about the urgency of climate change was deeply personal.

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