Los Angeles

In April of 2021, Los Angeles became the first city in the U.S. to endorse the call for a global Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty. Since then, Los Angeles has been hard at work on additional SAFE policies.

Los Angele with Mount Baldy in the background
By Alek Leckszas - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

The Treaty would end new development of fossil fuels, phase out existing production within the agreed climate limit of 1.5°C, and develop plans to support workers, communities and countries dependent on fossil fuels to create secure and healthy livelihoods. Not content with just symbolic moves, in December of 2022 the city passed a policy requiring new buildings to be all-electric and began implementing a phase out of all oil drilling within city limits. They’re also considering a prohibition on new gas stations.

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