A opinion piece by Mati Waiya, a Chumash ceremonial elder, is founder and executive director of the Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation. To prevent approval of the Mission Rock Energy Center, the Wishtoyo Chumash Foundation, a Native-led environmental nonprofit, in partnership with Earthjustice has intervened.
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Angela Johnson Meszaros, Staff Attorney, California Regional Office, Los Angeles: “As our city struggles with the worst smog we’ve seen in years, we appreciate that LADWP is taking some much-needed time to reassess its plans to build fossil fuel power plants. We look forward to the day that LADWP announces that we are going to power our city with 100% clean energy.”
Angela Johnson Meszaros, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “How are they able to request a review and have their violation stayed? Where is the due process rights for the community, while it continues to operate?”
Angela Johnson Meszaros, Staff Attorney, Earthjustice: “California has made clear that it intends to be a leader on environmental issues. And here we’ve got the Los Angeles air agency not doing all that it can.”
An opinion piece by Earthjustice attorney Angela Johnson Meszaros
The city "is the one that fundamentally allows that facility to exist where it exists," said Angela Johnson Meszaros, a staff attorney with the nonprofit law firm Earthjustice.