Sierra Club leaders presented LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn with the Sierra Club’s Environmental Service Award. Supervisor Hahn has been a Sierra Club-endorsed candidate since she served in the United States Congress from 2011-2016, and also while standing for election twice for Los Angeles County Supervisor. Hahn also served 10 years on the Los Angeles City Council before she was elected to Congress.
As a Los Angeles County Supervisor and as a SCAQMD Board Member, Janice Hahn has been a leader in numerous important environmental issues, including removal 0f massive amounts of highly dangerous hydrogen fluoride from two Southern California refineries: — Torrance Refining Company and Valero in Wilmington . In February, 2022, she spearheaded a motion, which passed unanimously, for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors to send a five-signature letter to Governor Gavin Newsom and Attorney General Rob Bonta urging them to “take all possible actions to require refineries in California to convert from Modified Hydrofluoric Acid (MHF) to safer alternatives.”
The local Sierra Club, and its members as well, have been an active partner of TRAA in its effort to bring about refineries’ conversion from HF to a vastly safer safer alternative technology.