Kook K. Dean
Interim Vice President Legislative

June 2024

Wait! What? They told us that CNG was it! You still see it posted on government vehicles. Now they’re messing with the atmosphere to pull hydrogen? Good thing they care so much about our health… especially in Los Angeles where tens of thousands of people live on the streets with no plumbing. “Climate change” is being discussed as though it were real when what is truly on the move here is “justice” & “equity”.

Read for yourself: https://mayor.lacity.gov/news/mayor-bass-celebrates-new-significant-funding-build-greener-los-angeles

Posted on 10/13/2023

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Karen Bass today convened local leaders at the Port of Los Angeles to announce a significant amount of funding to build a greener Los Angeles by helping the Port of Los Angeles transition more hydrogen trucks and cargo handling equipment to zero-emissions and assist the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as they convert one of their natural gas plants to a hydrogen plant.

“Today is a special day for California and for Los Angeles, said Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass. “The money we are receiving will help seed a robust green hydrogen market to assist in the pursuit of zero-emission operations. We know that we must protect and improve the health of communities directly impacted by Port related emissions and work towards a greener future while also ensuring that we create good paying jobs. This is a team effort and together, we are locking arms with the State and Federal governments in order to create a greener and safer Los Angeles for all.”

“Clean, renewable hydrogen power is essential to foster clean energy job growth and meet California’s ambitious carbon neutrality goals. Today marks a significant and decisive investment in decarbonizing our economy, with California and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law paving the way toward a clean energy future,” said Senator Alex Padilla. “This project will bring together leaders from across government, industry, labor unions, national labs, and more to jumpstart the market for renewable hydrogen and establish a sustainable, clean hydrogen hub by 2030. The hydrogen hub will bring tens of thousands of good-paying jobs, cleaner air, and reduced fuel costs to our state — while also focusing on environmental justice and equity for disadvantaged communities. As we grapple with the existential threat of the climate crisis, I am proud to have secured this monumental federal investment in the ARCHES hydrogen hub.”

Follow the link posted above to read the entire article and decide for yourself.