LA City Council Takes First Steps Toward Fracking Moratorium

On Friday, February 28, the Los Angeles City Council voted to take the first steps toward establishing a moratorium on fracking and unconventional well stimulation in Los Angeles!

PSR-LA Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello to Receive Black Women for Wellness Award

PSR-LA is proud to announce that Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello will receive the “Wangari Muta Maathai” Award from Black Women for Wellness on March 8th.

Court Halts Disposal of Radioactive SSFL Debris at Unlicensed Facilities

The Sacramento Superior Court granted a motion for preliminary injunction against the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) pending the final outcome of a lawsuit over the demolition and disposal of radioactive debris from the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL), a former nuclear reactor and rocket engine test site. The suit was brought by the […]

CNN Opinion: A nuclear threat far greater than Iran

Check out CNN’s Opinion article written by PSR national’s past president, Ira Helfand, bringing to light the great danger of the thousands of nuclear weapons already in existence.

SB4 – Gag Rule Gone! But the fracking battle continues…

While the battle in the Capital was fierce, when SB 4( Pavley) was signed by the Governor on Friday, September 20th it required that all of the chemicals used in well stimulation be disclosed and there is NO doctor gag rule. In the final days of session this bill became problematic when California Environmental Quality Act exemptions where added to the bill.

Op-Ed – Defining Appropriate Action in Syria

The horrific use of chemical weapons in Syria is a crime against humanity and demands an international response. President Obama states that the United States must take appropriate action vs. doing nothing. This is absolutely true. The problem comes in defining appropriate action.

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  • March 26 - Movie Presentation of Toxic Hot Seat

    March 26 – Movie Presentation of Toxic Hot Seat

    Join us for a screening of the HBO Documentary, Toxic Hot Seat, on Wednesday, March 26 at 7:30pm at Laemmle’s Royal Theatre. The film explores the use and effects of chemical flame retardants in the United States and features PSR-LA’s Martha Dina Argüello and Ana Mascareñas.

  • LA City Council Takes First Steps Toward Fracking Moratorium

    LA City Council Takes First Steps Toward Fracking Moratorium

    On Friday, February 28, the Los Angeles City Council voted to take the first steps toward establishing a moratorium on fracking and unconventional well stimulation in Los Angeles!

  • PSR-LA Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello to Receive Black Women for Wellness Award

    PSR-LA Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello to Receive Black Women for Wellness Award

    PSR-LA is proud to announce that Executive Director Martha Dina Argüello will receive the “Wangari Muta Maathai” Award from Black Women for Wellness on March 8th.

  • February 5 - SSFL Work Group Meeting

    February 5 – SSFL Work Group Meeting

    Learn more about the nuclear and chemical contamination at the Santa Susana Field Lab (SSFL) and efforts to clean it up at SSFL Work Group meeting on February 5th at 6:30 pm at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center, 3050 E. Los Angeles Avenue, Simi Valley, CA 93065.

  • Jan. 9 & 10 - Chemical Security Listening Sessions in LA

    Jan. 9 & 10 – Chemical Security Listening Sessions in LA

    A working group of federal agencies will be in Los Angeles to hear your ideas on how we can prevent disasters at U.S. chemical facilities. Our voices are needed urgently to make sure this review includes prevention-based policies so that our health and environment can be protected.

  • CNN Opinion: A nuclear threat far greater than Iran

    CNN Opinion: A nuclear threat far greater than Iran

    Check out CNN’s Opinion article written by PSR national’s past president, Ira Helfand, bringing to light the great danger of the thousands of nuclear weapons already in existence.

  • SB4 - Gag Rule Gone!  But the fracking battle continues...

    SB4 – Gag Rule Gone! But the fracking battle continues…

    While the battle in the Capital was fierce, when SB 4( Pavley) was signed by the Governor on Friday, September 20th it required that all of the chemicals used in well stimulation be disclosed and there is NO doctor gag rule. In the final days of session this bill became problematic when California Environmental Quality Act exemptions where added to the bill.

  • Newsletter – Summer 2013, Volume 32, Number 2

    Newsletter – Summer 2013, Volume 32, Number 2

    Check out PSR-LA’s newsletter for a round-up our our latest work and urgent actions. Summer edition, Volume 32, Number 2.

  • Press Release: Oil Companies Used 12 Air Toxic Chemicals Hundreds of Times in LA Basin

    Press Release: Oil Companies Used 12 Air Toxic Chemicals Hundreds of Times in LA Basin

    Oil companies have used 12 dangerous “air toxic” chemicals more than 300 times in the Los Angeles Basin in recent months, according to a new report from the Center for Biological Diversity that is already drawing concerned reactions from public health advocates and an L.A. city councilmember.

  • Oppose SB 4 - Stop Fracking and Protect Our Health

    Oppose SB 4 – Stop Fracking and Protect Our Health

    By simply permitting and disclosing oil extraction and chemical use in our communities, California will be facilitating and expanding our fossil fuel status quo. Responsible policy would be to stop this harmful and reckless activity by banning fracking and other non-conventional oil extraction because—from a health perspective–the facts demand it.

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