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Angela Johnson Meszaros, Attorney, Earthjustice: "This river is considered a vital life source. The Chumash people have been living along this river since time immemorial. ... There is a real impact to Chumash culture and their connection to their vital life source. ... The state of California is moving away from fossil fuels to meet its energy needs. Mission Rock is out of step with what the policymakers and the state of California want."
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.