PSR-LA Strongly Supports the Movement for Black Lives and the National Uprising Protesting the Murder of Black People
As an environmental health and justice organization, PSR-LA is fully committed to dismantling the systemic racism that perpetuates health and economic disparity in black communities. We cannot eliminate health threats from environmental racism if we do not first address the systemic racism that perpetuates it. We ask you to join us in the movement to demand justice and fight for an end to structural racism and oppression.
On May 20, 2020, the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) and the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) signed a consent order to tear down parts of 10 buildings in the nuclear area of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory. The agreement was met by skepticism from community members and cleanup advocates.
PSR-LA Board Member, Dr. Hara Walks Us Through a Typical Day at a COVID-19 Testing Site in Southern California
If you’re wondering what it’s like at a testing site and what testing looks like, we spoke with COVID-19 Test Site Manager, Dr. Jimmy Hara. He spoke about his experience working on the frontline of the pandemic in Los Angeles County, the testing process, the...
For FY 2020 (tax year 2019), Los Angeles County will spend $2,057,720,316 on nuclear weapons programs, and the City of Los Angeles will spend $841,882,188. These are tax dollars much better spent on human needs, especially now as we struggle to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we must change our national priorities and invest in critical needs for our survival, not deadly weapons that must never be used.
By Jazmine Johnson Shelter-in-place orders across the globe have resulted in widespread dramatic decreases in toxic pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions, with Los Angeles experiencing its longest streak of “good” air quality days in decades. Yet, many...