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PSR-LA in the News! Help Us Turn Awareness into Action

PSR-LA in the News! Help Us Turn Awareness into Action

PSR-LA is making headlines! In just the last two weeks, our work to protect health and the environment was featured in multiple media outlets. We are building momentum for change and now must keep the pressure on. Please help us turn this exciting media attention into action by donating today!

The Toxies Make News in the San Gabriel Valley

The Toxies Make News in the San Gabriel Valley

The Toxies made a splash on March 22nd at a community event hosted by Congresswoman Grace Napolitano to discuss the status of the Baldwin Park Superfund site, as well as drinking water quality issues in the San Gabriel Valley.

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.

Court Halts Disposal of Radioactive SSFL Debris at Unlicensed Facilities

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

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.

Op-Ed - Defining Appropriate Action in Syria

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.

Health Effects of Chemicals Used in Fracking

Health Effects of Chemicals Used in Fracking

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. Download the infographic and share!

Fracking: First, Do No Harm

Fracking: First, Do No Harm

A commentary by Robert Dodge, MD, who addresses the dangers and underlying issues of fracking for natural gas, a dramatically escalating technology posing unique dangers to our nation’s groundwater and health.

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Saving "Chain Reaction"

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Saving “Chain Reaction”

PSR-LA was pleased to co-sponsor a Hiroshima anniversary vigil on August 6 with Save Chain Reaction, a group dedicated to restoring and saving Paul Conrad’s historic sculpture at the Santa Monica Civic Center.

PSR-LA Joins Lawsuit to Block Improper Disposal of SSFL Radioactive Waste

PSR-LA Joins Lawsuit to Block Improper Disposal of SSFL Radioactive Waste

PSR-LA joined Consumer Watchdog and other organizations in filing a lawsuit against the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and the California Department of Public Health (DPH) over disposal of radioactive waste from the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) to facilities not designed or licensed for such waste. We have previously, repeatedly and successfully, fought attempts to send radioactive waste from SSFL to sites such as Kettleman City and Buttonwillow.

TSCA Reform - Let's Fix the Problem

TSCA Reform – Let’s Fix the Problem

PSR-LA has been closely tracking the national conversation on reforming our toxic chemical law – The Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976 – also known as “TSCA”. A new proposal has emerged that unfortunately, fails to protect our health. Passing laws that better regulate chemicals is an urgent priority, but we have to make sure it’s done in a way that actually protects health

The Toxies: Exposed Premiere - August 15!

The Toxies: Exposed Premiere – August 15!

Join us for The Toxies: Exposed worldwide premiere in Los Angeles on August 15th. The Toxies: Exposed is a 7-webisode series following a daring investigative journalist as he chases down dangerous Toxie award winners — from farm fields to car washes — and you’re not going to believe what he found!

Press Release: California Physicians’ Group Lauds San Onofre Shutdown

Press Release: California Physicians’ Group Lauds San Onofre Shutdown

Today’s decision by Southern California Edison to shut down the crippled San Onofre nuclear power plant is a victory for public health, say California chapters of the Nobel-prize winning organization Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR)