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Environmental Issues

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  • Edison's renewable energy plan awaits green light from FAA

    A Southern California Edison plan to bring more renewable energy to the Southland is in a temporary holding pattern as the utility waits for Federal Aviation Administration clearance to allow helicopters to buzz over La Cañada Flintridge and Pasadena....
  • Glendale Unified officials welcome Measure S-funded solar installations

    Glendale Unified officials welcome Measure S-funded solar installations
    With a promise of saving millions of dollars, Glendale school officials on Mondaycelebrated newly installed solar panels at Crescenta Valley High School. “This is an exciting day for us,” said school board President Christine Walters. The...
  • 710 tunnel could be health hazard

    710 tunnel could be health hazard
    Speaking to a crowd already leery of a proposed tunnel connecting the Long Beach (710) Freeway to Pasadena, a leading smog scientist and asthma researcher warned Tuesday that the roadway could be a health hazard. “Those of us in the area of air...
  • Local agencies react to state water plan

    Local agencies react to state water plan
    After decades of deadlock, local water officials are hopeful that a new plan to secure a water supply from the Sierra Nevada snowpack will overcome political hurdles and send water flowing steadily to Southern California. On July 25, Gov. Jerry Brown...
  • Glendale to buy local power

    The City Council established earlier this week a new state-mandated program for Glendale Water & Power to purchase locally generated renewable energy. The council passed an ordinance on Tuesday adopting a so-called feed-in tariff program under which...
  • Eight-day shutdown of water supply nears, prompting warnings for Crescenta Valley customers

    Eight-day shutdown of water supply nears, prompting warnings for Crescenta Valley customers
    Officials are asking residents and businesses in La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Pasadena to conserve water during an upcoming eight-day pipeline shutdown starting on Thursday. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is upgrading...
  • Air quality alerts issued for Santa Clarita, San Gabriel valleys

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued a warning Monday about the air quality in the Santa Clarita and San Gabriel valleys. Public Health Director Jonathan Fielding advised people with respiratory or heart disease to stay inside as...
  • La Cañada residents are banned from using outdoor irrigation during pipeline repair

    La Cañada Flintridge residents and businesses, along with their counterparts in neighboring communities, are banned from using outdoor irrigation Thursday through Feb. 28, as the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California upgrades a pipeline that'...
  • Residents complain, GWP officials explain proposed electricity rate hikes

    At Glendale Water & Power's final community meeting Thursday on a series of proposed electricity rate hikes, some residents said they understood the need, they just wish it wasn't such a steep increase. "We are all hurting," said resident Edward...
  • Friedman vote brings backlash

    Upset that they weren’t consulted when a colleague voted against a nearly $900,000 rebate from an agency that provides most of Glendale’s water, City Council members this week pushed for new guidelines on how regional board decisions are...
  • NASA making cleanup progress in Pasadena

    A NASA-funded treatment plant in Pasadena has removed hundreds of pounds of toxic residue left over from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's early rocket-building days. The $8.5 million Monk Hill water treatment facility has removed 674 pounds of...
  • Residents asked to conserve water use during pipeline upgrade

    Officials are asking residents and businesses in La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta and Pasadena to conserve water during an upcoming eight-day pipeline shutdown, Feb. 21 through Feb. 28. The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is...