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June 13, 1991
The Department of Water and Power is on a big push for conservation, but look at their new building in the San Fernando Valley, across from John H. Francis Polytechnic High School. They have windows that don't open. It doesn't really make sense for DWP to scream about conservation when they can't use natural cooling and heating in their new building. JERROLD J. FELDNER Van Nuys
August 17, 2008
The witty story about the presidential campaign flap over tire gauges ("Gauging Furor Over Air in Tires," Rumble Seat, Aug. 8) nevertheless makes a major mistake by confusing Barack Obama's wide-ranging plans to promote fuel efficiency with conservation. Dan Neil correctly notes that Obama used the proper inflation of tires as an example of how fuel savings can readily be achieved that would equal all the oil that could be pumped out of new offshore wells advocated by John McCain. But this is not advocating conservation.
April 29, 1988
Your call for energy conservation ("The Case for Conservation," editorial, April 17) is a welcome message, but diluted by the back of the hand you give the other half of the equation--energy development. The truth is we need both. You say that the only potentially promising sites for oil and gas exploration left in the U.S. are "expensive and environmentally risky areas" on the outer continental shelf. That's strange, considering the space The Times has given to the debate on opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
September 20, 1992
City Councilman Peter M. Green has been selected to receive the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award for outstanding achievement in preservation of natural resources, the White House announced Friday. Green, who helped found the Amigos de Bolsa Chica to restore the Bolsa Chica wetlands, will receive the award Oct. 1 in a White House ceremony. He was nominated for the award, created in 1990, by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Huntington Beach). "I'm overwhelmed," he said.
April 3, 1991
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power will hold a series of meetings throughout the city to explain the Los Angeles Emergency Water Conservation Plan. Water-saving devices such as low-flow shower heads and toilet-tank displacement bags will be available at no cost. Korean, Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese translators will attend meetings in areas where English is not the predominant language. Informational brochures have also been translated into a number of languages.
July 26, 1990
Below are water consumption figures for 11 cities in the Metropolitan Water District service area for the one-month period ending July 20. Measured in acre-feet of water* City 1989 1990 % Change Anaheim 7,616 8,062 +5.9 Burbank 2,455 2,378 --3.1 Fullerton 3,848 3,607 --6.3 Glendale 3,398 3,279 --3.5 Long Beach 7,830 7,402 --5.5 Los Angeles 72,454 68,244 --5.8 Pasadena 4,569 4,233 --7.4 Riverside 8,171 7,794 --4.6 San Diego 25,535 24,222 --5.1 Santa Ana 5,184 5,142 --0.
October 3, 1994 | ALAN EYERLY
Ricoh Electronics has received the city's first business environmental award for the company's emphasis on recycling and on conserving water and electricity. Mayor Thomas R. Saltarelli presented the award at a City Council meeting last month. The awards program is designed to increase corporate interest in waste management and other conservation efforts, said Katie Pitcher, an administrative assistant with the city Public Works Department.
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