Mayor Garcetti: LA Won’t Invest $5 billion to Rebuild Coastal Gas Plants

By [email protected] Speaking to municipal workers, advocates and the press Tuesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that Los Angeles will not spend $5 billion to rebuild three natural gas generating plants on its coast. Instead, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will phase out the gas plants over the next decade and invest in the development of renewable energy alternatives.

Amid cheering from supporters and standing beside city leaders, Garcetti framed the decision as an effort to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change, and to improve the local air quality of Los Angeles’ neighborhoods while generating jobs in the city.

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