L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti is ditching plans to invest billions in fossil fuels, activists say

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Some of the sharpest criticism of the city’s plans came from S. David Freeman, a former DWP general manager who has led public power agencies across the country and advised presidents Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon and Jimmy Carter on energy. At the same board meeting last month, the 93-year-old, cowboy-hat-wearing industry veteran accused DWP officials of ignoring the real and growing costs of climate change.