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Jennifer Grayson

Jennifer Grayson

Posted: June 23, 2010 09:37 AM

How Can Los Angeles Get Off Oil? (VIDEO)

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Los Angeles may be packed with Priuses and boast green celebrity residents like DiCaprio and Diaz, but it's still the biggest gas guzzling city in the nation, comprising nearly 30 percent of California's gasoline consumption. Since the BP oil spill, however, government officials and Angelenos alike are saying enough is enough: Mayor Villaraigosa recently unveiled his controversial 30/10 transit plan to speed up construction of 12 big-ticket public transportation projects to 10 years from 30; earlier this month, Hollywood actress Q'orianka Kilcher was arrested in front of the White House after chaining herself to a fence and covering her body in black paint to represent oil.

Bold moves by both, but on a more realistic level, how can our smoggiest city move past its addiction to oil once and for all? See what environmental leaders, policymakers, and eco celebs (including Kilcher herself) had to say at yesterday's LA Get Off Oil Day rally.

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