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LA Times Editorial: The air near LA's freeways? How dangerous?

LA Times Editorial: The air near LA’s freeways? How dangerous?

“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.”

PSR-LA Air Pollution Lawsuit Featured in LA Times and CBS

PSR-LA Air Pollution Lawsuit Featured in LA Times and CBS

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 […]

Jan 16 &17 - Symposium on Cumulative Impacts and Children's Environmental Health

Jan 16 &17 – Symposium on Cumulative Impacts and Children’s Environmental Health

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 […]

Freeway Expansion a Misguided Approach to Improving Air Quality

Freeway Expansion a Misguided Approach to Improving Air Quality

How will expanding the I-710 freeway impact the health of nearby residents? In an Op-Ed published in EGP News, Dr. Felix L. Nuñez, MD, MPH, expresses his concern that freeway expansion will induce traffic and lead to negative health outcome in Bell Gardens, where he serves as the Chief Medical Officer of a community health center.

Op-Ed: Freeway Expansion Is a Pill for Poor Health

Op-Ed: Freeway Expansion Is a Pill for Poor Health

Will expanding the I-710 freeway to ten general purpose lanes with an added freight corridor lead to cleaner air? In an Op-Ed published on LAStreetsblog, physician Dr. Roberta Kato argues that expanding freeways is a misguided approach to improving air quality, and advocates instead for a community-driven proposal for the I-710 Corridor.

August 8 – On Our Own Terms Community Festival in Long Beach

Read the full Press Release for the event. During a public hearing in Long Beach, community members will voice concerns over the proposed freeway expansion—known as the I-710 Corridor Project—outside the hearing doors at their On Our Own Terms Community Festival.  The California Department of Public Transportation (CalTrans) contends that the freeway expansion of up to […]

August 7, 8, 9 – Testify at I-710 Public Hearing

Now is the time to weigh in on Caltran’s proposal for the I-710 Corridor Project.

Expanding Our Freeways to Improve Air Quality?

Expanding Our Freeways to Improve Air Quality?

PSR-LA wants cleaner air and improved safety, and expanding the I-710 freeway will allow for more cars and trucks to travel, ultimately creating more congestion in the area and impacting air quality.

Op-Ed: Touchdown Pass or Lost Yardage—What Will It Be AEG?

Op-Ed: Touchdown Pass or Lost Yardage—What Will It Be AEG?

In an Op/Ed published, PSR-L A Board Member Dr. Richard Jackson and physician leader Dr. Rishi Manchanda express concerns that the proposed stadium may increase noise and air pollution, unfairly displace low-income residents and pose new threats to public safety.

July 31 - Healthcare Voices for Clean Air, Member Briefing and Lunch

July 31 – Healthcare Voices for Clean Air, Member Briefing and Lunch

Join an important PSR-LA briefing and lunch, “Healthcare Voices for Clean Air” on Tuesday, July 31st, from 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Page Conference Room at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Join a stimulating conversation on the unique role healthcare professionals can play in advocating for clean air for their patients.

Lawsuit Seeks Justice for 1.2 million Residents Living Near SoCal Freeways

Lawsuit Seeks Justice for 1.2 million Residents Living Near SoCal Freeways

More than a million people in the Los Angeles region are exposed to undisclosed, unhealthy levels of air pollution every day, according to a lawsuit filed today by Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and Communities for a Better Environment.

California Needs Clean Cars for Cleaner Air!

California Needs Clean Cars for Cleaner Air!

Nothing is more important than freeing ourselves from oil—for public health, economic, environmental, and national security reasons. California relies on petroleum fuels for 97% of our transportation fuel, which holds us hostage to volatile oil prices. In fact, spikes in oil prices have preceded the last four recessions.

October 10 — Rally to Kick Coal and Oil Out of Los Angeles

October 10 — Rally to Kick Coal and Oil Out of Los Angeles

On October 10, people across the planet will join together for the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, the world’s largest day of action to fight the climate crisis. Globally, there are 3,427 events scheduled in 165 countries. In Los Angeles, hundreds of community members from all parts of the city will rally at City Hall to break our city’s reliance on coal and oil.

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!

PSR-LA Working With the Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice

PSR-LA Working With the Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice

The Coalition for Environmental Health and Justice (CEHAJ) has been engaged in the community stakeholder proceedings of the I-710 Long Beach Freeway Corridor (local and state officials propose to expand the freeway) since 2001.