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Speak Out on Nuclear Weapons

Speak Out on Nuclear Weapons

In the next two weeks, President Obama will decide the administration’s direction and priorities on nuclear weapons issues, and perhaps the fate of the world, when he finalizes the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR). You can help him make the right decision.

Jumpstart Good Green Jobs in LA

Jumpstart Good Green Jobs in LA

Green union jobs can help rebuild our communities, and the time is now! This month, President Obama held a Jobs Summit in DC to discuss the potential for job creation in this economic crisis. Sign the petition to show your support for good green jobs solutions in Los Angeles.

Keep Methyl Iodide Out of California!

Keep Methyl Iodide Out of California!

Methyl Iodide would seriously threaten the health of farmworkers and rural communities, and could contaminate California’s groundwater. The agrochemical industry is pushing hard to use methyl iodide. Make sure your voice is heard!

 Demand Proper Cleanup of Radioactive and Chemical Contaminants

Demand Proper Cleanup of Radioactive and Chemical Contaminants

For years, PSR-LA worked to ensure the cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), the site of rocket engine tests, nuclear energy research and a partial nuclear meltdown in 1959. Extensive chemical and radioactive contamination exists across the site in soil, groundwater, and surface water.

Stop Toxic Emissions from Locomotives and Railyards

Stop Toxic Emissions from Locomotives and Railyards

Diesel emissions are known toxic air contaminants and emissions from locomotives and rail yard equipment have not been effectively regulated. Breathing in diesel exhaust contributes to cancer, asthma, heart disease, premature birth, increased school absence, and other health problems. Act now to protect public health!

Stand Against the Chemical Industry on BPA

Stand Against the Chemical Industry on BPA

Thanks to your support this year, SB 797 (The Toxics-Free Toddlers and Babies Act), which would eliminate the use of bisphenol-A (BPA in children’s feeding containers, is headed to the Assembly floor for a vote in a few short days! Decision makers need to hear the trusted voice of physicians and health advocates again — we are facing very powerful opposition from the chemical industry, and our legislators need to put public health first.

Call on the Governor to Enforce Pesticide Laws in the Budget!

Call on the Governor to Enforce Pesticide Laws in the Budget!

Regulators have abandoned their commitment to clean the San Joaquin Valley’s air and protect public health from pesticide air pollution. Call Governor Schwarzenegger now and urge him to protect farmworker and community health by enforcing pesticide air pollution laws in the state budget!

Make Sure SB 797 Protects Children From BPA

We’re asking for your continued help on an important bill to protect the health of California’s children. Over the past two months, PSR-LA has supported SB 797, The Toxin-Free Toddlers and Babies Act, through close Senate committee votes and a tough Senate floor vote.

Last Chance! Sign the Call for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

Last Chance! Sign the Call for a Nuclear Weapons Free World

PSR-LA has been working with 112 local, national, and international coalition partners to collect tens of thousands of signatures for the Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Free World. We first introduced you to this call to action in December, and now we need you to sign on if you haven’t already done so — Tomorrow, Friday February 27 is your last chance, so please sign now!

Keep Coal and Nuclear Subsidies Out of the Stimulus Package

While the need to move forward with an economic stimulus plan is evident, billions of dollars in the Senate draft for the stimulus package – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – will be wasted on dirty and dangerous energy sources, particularly coal and nuclear power.

Tell Governor NO on Smog-Forming Pesticides in Budget

Republicans have added a trailer to the state budget bill to further roll back promises to reduce smog pollution from pesticides. Call or email Governor Schwarzenegger, and tell him to NOT accept the Budget Trailer on smog-forming pesticides!

Hold VOC Regulators Accountable!

On November 28th the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) released new draft regulations to address smog-forming pesticides. The draft regulations seriously backpedal on DPR’s promise to reduce smog-forming pesticides in the five air basins across the state- especially in the San Joaquin Valley. DPR is cheating Californians out of their right to breathe clean air and avoiding real use reductions of smog-forming pesticides.

Setting the Right Course—Meet With Congress Now

Setting the Right Course—Meet With Congress Now

As health professionals, your voice is powerful in helping this country take the next steps forward. PSR-LA has to work harder and smarter than ever in California to ensure that the policies needed to change our country are not diluted, dissolved, or ignored. To really improve the health of children and families exposed to pesticides, […]

Action Alert – Wilshire Plaza Hotel

Little did the Coming Clean conference attendees (including PSR-LAʼs Martha Arguello and Emily Snider) know when they left by bus for their “L.A. toxic tour” on Saturday that they would return to find a picket of 75 hotel workers blocking the driveway. Being forced to cross a union picket line does not bode well with […]