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).
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.
The tremendously destructive Woolsey Fire has been widely reported as beginning “near” the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL or Rocketdyne), but it appears that the fire began on the Rocketdyne property itself.
The Santa Susana Field Laboratory (Rocketdyne) burned in the Woolsey fire, threatening toxic exposures from contaminated dust, smoke, ash and soil. The Department of Toxic Substances Control denies risk that it created by delaying the long promised cleanup.
Join us on Wednesday, November 14 for an exciting discussion with Dr. Tilman Ruff, co-President of International Physicians for the Prevent of Nuclear War and founding chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons, winner of the 2017 Noble Peace Prize. The event is from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Westminster Chapel of the Immanuel Presbyterian Church, 3300 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles 90010.