Request for Proposal: Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Water Policy & Environmental Justice Capacity Building Grant Fund
PSR-LA is excited to announce a Request For Proposal due April 25th, 2019 the Southeast Los Angeles (SELA) Water Policy and Environmental Justice Capacity Building Small Grant Fund. This is a joint initiative of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR-LA) and The Water Foundation to provide capacity-building support to organizations working with grassroots communities on the intersection of environmental justice and water policy development within the Southeast LA Cities area. This initiative is meant to expand efforts that identify and address water issues and their root causes in disadvantaged, frontline communities of Southeast LA as well as to create just transition solutions to our region’s water quality and access challenges. The initiative will begin in Spring of 2019 and will continue through the end of 2019.
Citywide Coalition Bands Together to Push for a Climate Emergency Mobilization Department to Equitably Tackle Climate Change
The people’s voice won the day at today’s Energy, Climate Change and Environmental Justice Committee (ECCEJ) of the Los Angeles City Council, chaired by Councilwoman Nury Martinez (CD6). Five City Councilmembers unanimously agreed to take the next step to create the world’s first Climate Emergency Mobilization Department.
The Natural Resources Defense Council, Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA, Southern California Federation of Scientists, Committee to Bridge the Gap, and the Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition have filed formal letters of objection to the Trump Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) over its proposal to walk away from its cleanup obligations at the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL).
As 2018 comes to an end, we want to thank you for standing with PSR-LA through another momentous year. Despite an increasingly difficult political climate, PSR-LA won important health protections and advanced our goal of creating a safer, healthier environment for all communities. It’s been an incredible year, and we’re proud to share highlights of our 2018 accomplishments with you.
The Trump Administration’s Department of Energy (DOE) has announced it intends to leave almost all of the contaminated soil in its area of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) not cleaned up, despite admitting that would violate the legally binding agreement it entered into with California in 2010.