The first of 10 fracking bills pending in the California Legislature this session is SB 4 by by Senator Fran Pavley, which will have a committee hearing on April 9th. PSR-LA opposes SB 4 unless amended remove language that “makes it the policy of the State of California to elevate the financial gain of select oil and gas industry players over the health and environment of the people of California.”
California is fast becoming the new frontier for hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” a process that will introduce hundreds of thousands of gallons of chemicals—many of which are toxic—into the environment. Oil and gas companies are bringing not only their drill rigs, they are also bringing their lawyers, lobbyists, and public relations firms to convince California’s regulators and legislators to shield their operations — and harm that fracking may cause– from public view.
Today, PSR-LA is launching our “Don’t Gag Docs” campaign! The purpose of the effort is to raise awareness about the big push by the oil and gas industry to have the content of the chemical fracking cocktail used in fracking treated as a “trade secret.”
For decades, toxic and untested flame retardant chemicals have been added to our furniture and baby products, but they haven’t worked to protect us from fires as promised. Take action now to demand improved fire safety and immediate protection from toxic chemicals.
March 29- Webinar – Fracking in California: Oil company efforts to gag doctors and public health researchers about its impacts
Join us for a March 29th webinar as we provide an overview of oil and gas extraction in California, discuss fracking and its impacts on public health and the environment, and lay out the various regulatory and legislative efforts underway to address the quickly expanding use of fracking in California.
For the first time, California regulators are proposing rules on fracking, but they don’t go far enough to protect our health and environment. In fact, the proposed regulations include a doctor gag rule that would prevent physicians from sharing critical health information with patients who may be suffering from fracking related chemical exposures. This not only violates the doctor-patient relationship, but could also jeopardize patient treatment, and prevent public health research.
Coalition of Leading Conservation, Environmental Justice, and Labor Groups Launched to Protect the California Environmental Quality Act. Poll shows nearly 2/3 of California voters oppose weakening CEQA.
When: January 26, 4-6 pm Where: The Neighborhood Church 507 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802 What: CEHAJ, LAPWG and the BHC Air Quality Work Group will be hosting a community festival at The Neighborhood Church in Long Beach to update residents on the I710 expansion and BNSF SCIG railyard proposal. Participants will be able [...]
Grammy-winning Ozomatli, Love in the Circus, Earth Harp, and 100 artists are featured at a unique pre-Inaugural party in an effort to elevate the subject of global warming to the top of the Obama agenda.
When: Jan.16, 9-4:30 pm, Jan.17, 9-12:30 pm Where: CAL EPA BUILDING 1001 I ST, SACRAMENTO, CA LIVE WEBCAST AVAILABLE RSVP: REGISTER HERE [...]
Join us for an intimate and dynamic afternoon full of speakers, green community vendors, music, organic food, artists, and activists.
November 19 – A Generation in Jeopardy: Ever stronger science on pesticide harm to children’s health
What is the role of pesticides in triggering the chronic health conditions that kids today are increasingly facing? Register for a free webinar series today.
People should have information about the presence of genetically engineered ingredients in their food both when there may be a benefit to the person eating (for example, rice used in poor countries that includes Vitamin A), and when there are benefits only to the producer.
At PSR-LA, we combine our commitment to science, public health, advocacy and social justice to protect our environment and health. Voting on California’s ballot propositions is a critical way to participate in our state’s policy-making process.
We did it! Thanks to your calls to LA City Council, signing petitions, and coming in person to show support, the LA City Council endorsed Yes on 37! It’s about time we start labeling GMOs in California. We have a right to know what’s in our food.