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 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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
Join us for an advance screening of the HBO documentary, TOXIC HOT SEAT, which explores Chemical Flame Retardants in the U.S. The film features PSR-LA’s Martha Dina Argüello and Ana Mascareñas. When: Wednesday, November 6th @ 6pm Where: Fowler Museum at UCLA North Campus, UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90095 RSVP: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1597MDXXvx175xZzddBBIl9AttOJXyEVGLuIqKputTCU/viewform TOXIC HOT SEAT follows a courageous group of […]
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.
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.
Today in City Hall, Councilmember Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin introduced a motion to place a moratorium on fracking within the City of Los Angeles and along the City’s water supply route.
“You know something is off base when the regional air district monitors and regulates emissions from fire pits on Southern California’s beaches, which affect a handful of homeowners, before it gets around to the 24/7 blasts of pollution along the area’s freeways.”
Last year, we announced our law suit to demand that the EPA place air monitors near freeways to determine exactly how much particulate matter is reaching the many families and communities who live within 300 yards of these major roadways. Studies show that women who live near heavy traffic roadways have a greater risk of having a […]
by Kriszta Farkas, PSR-LA Summer Intern The Toxies: Exposed, the 4th annual event of The Toxies, created by the statewide coalition, CHANGE, and led by Physicians for Social Responsibility – Los Angeles, was yet another great success! By highlighting the hazards of specific “bad chemical actors” in screening short videos, the event exemplified how we […]
PSR-LA created an infographic to summarize what is known about the products and chemicals used in fracking and their known effects on human health and the environment.