ATA Anti-BESS Kick-Off Rally, Sat., June 3, 2023 at Acton Park

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Acton Town Council | July 17, 2023 – At the meeting, the Acton Town Council was able to share the concerns of our community and discuss the upcoming challenges facing us in our efforts to oppose these mammoth-capacity lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS) facilities.

The discussion covered a number of important BESS-related topics such as project siting requirements, the California Energy Commission's "Opt-in Program," land use jurisdiction, requirements for energy development as covered in California Assembly Bill AB205 and the Warren-Alquist Act, LA County’s adopted Antelope Valley General Plan, and so much more. To read the full meeting report, CLICK HERE.

California Representative, Mike Garcia, Shows his Support for the Acton/Agua Dulce Anti-BESS Facility Efforts!

Acton Takes Action | July 7, 2023 – Ruthie Brock, Chair of the Acton Takes Action Community Task Force (ATA), was recently contacted by Congressman Mike Garcia (District 27), regarding Acton and Agua Dulce's strong, growing ANTI-BESS movement and efforts to get all proposed BESS facilities denied from being built in Acton. After discussing the main points of A/AD's Anti-BESS efforts, Congressman Garcia decided to immediately look into the situation more deeply.

On the afternoon of July 7, 2023, Mr Garcia traveled out to the proposed 15-acre site in Acton where Hecate Grid's Humidor BESS project will be located if approved. The Humidor site would be situated in a "choke point" (see MAP DETAIL) in the major LA to Palmdale transportation corridor, butting up to both the Sierra Hwy and Vincent Grade Metrolink Station and double track freight/passenger rail lines and on one side, and Angeles Crest Hwy on the other side; in addition, Antelope Valley 14 Fwy is less than an eighth of a mile away. While onsite, Congressman Garcia didn't waste anytime posting on Twitter a video where he stated, "The proposed Battery Energy System Storage sites in Acton are not ideal for our community and the infrastructure around it. These are massive lithium-ion battery facilities and the proposed locations within CA-27 are disasters waiting to happen."

To read the rest of Mr. Garcia's post and watch the full video, CLICK HERE.

"DON'T BESS WITH ACTON"! – Anti-BESS Swag T-shirts & Bumper Stickers will be Available at Acton Park on July 4th.
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UPDATED! Acton Takes Action | June 29, 2023 – Just confirmed... On Tuesday, July 4, ATC and Anti-BESS Supporter Laney Clevenger of Acton will be selling her dynamic "Don't BESS with Acton" Bumper Stickers at Acton Park under the Pavilion on Tuesday, July 4th from 8am to 11am.

The bright red bumper stickers are 10 in long x 3 in high. Bumper Sticker Prices: 1 sticker $3.00 ea OR 2 stickers $5.00 (includes sales tax). 100% of the net proceeds benefit the Acton Town Council to support their Anti-BESS efforts! Can't make it to the parade? Contact Laney via email at to make arrangements for purchase and pick-up.

ATA Spokesperson, Ruthie Brock, will be selling "Don't BESS with Acton" T-shirts at Acton Park under the Pavilion from 8:00 am to 11:00 am, so be sure to drop by to pick-up your pre-ordered T-shirts, – and don't worry! – Ruthie will have a BIG supply of T-shirts there to buy on the spot.

T-shirt Price: $15.00 each (includes sales tax). 1 Color: Black; Unisex; Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL; T-shirts are PRE-SHRUNK.

Net proceeds from the sale of T-shirts is split 50-50 between ATA and the Acton Town Council. Please come out and show your community support for both Acton Takes Action and our great Council's Anti-BESS Efforts! Can't make it to the parade? Contact Ruthie via email at to make arrangements for purchase and pick-up.

Ruthie also let us know that she and ATA Team Members will be strolling the parade route gathering petition signatures on the 4th. They'll be wearing “Don’t BESS with Acton” T-shirts, so be on the look-out for them and sign the petition if you haven't yet done so!

Don't Miss the Annual Acton 4th of July Parade. Happy 4th Everyone!


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