Garcetti, Be Our Valentine: Join the Call to Shut Down Playa Gas!
Hosted By: Protect Playa Now, Climate Reality, Sierra Club
When: Thursday, February 13, 2020, 3:30pm - 6:00pm, Rally begins at 5:00pm.
Where: Corner of Lincoln Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard in Playa Del Rey, 90293
We'll be demonstrating, chanting, and sharing our message with motorists as they pass by the facility. After that, we'll be having a rally to hear from members of the community, and to formally call on the Mayor to stand with us.
This goes beyond just gas. The PDR facility sits on top of the Ballona Wetlands, a habitat currently at risk by a proposal looking to bulldoze the wetlands and destroy the ecosystem, threatening one of the few urban ecological reserves left in California. Bulldozing the wetlands won't only displace the animals and plants that live there, but will also provide the opportunity for the gas company to further entrench its operations at PDR.
Every day that the Playa Del Rey facility remains open is a risk we can't afford to take - for our community, for the climate, for the wetlands and the animals that call it home. The Mayor has said he wants to move the city off of gas. There is still time for Garcetti to be the leader he's promised and join the growing calls demanding for this site to be closed and the wetlands protected!
Wear RED and rally with us to demand that Mayor Garcetti:
- Revoke the city's permit for the Playa Del Rey Gas Storage Facility.
- Issue a public call for the Governor to shut the facility down and to withdraw the state's application to bulldoze Ballona.