Leading frontline environmental justice organizations announced a new coalition — VISIÓN — to advocate for safe and effective statewide policies to protect people from the impacts of drilling for oil and gas. Voices in Solidarity against Neighborhood Drilling (VISIÓN) is leading efforts in California for health and safety protections from oil and gas operations.
As Mayor Garcetti and City Council advance plans for a Green New Deal in Los Angeles, Environmental and Climate Justice Leaders call for a Justice-Centered, Transformative Approach
THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY STARTS AND ENDS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS
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.
Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown
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.
On October 2 and October 16, 2018 Physicians for Social Responsibility Los Angeles conducted Health Ambassador Program trainings at Harbor UCLA Family Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center respectively.
PSR-LA is proud to announce the second annual Don’t Mourn, Organize training event for health professionals on Sunday, November 4th from 8:30 a.m. – 1 pm. at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
On September 8, the national Rise for Climate Day of Action is bringing people together for Climate, Jobs, and Justice, calling on state and local elected officials to take aggressive action on climate change, protect frontline communities, and create good jobs in the clean energy economy.
California Votes to Support U.N. Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty, Restrict Presidential Authority for Nuclear Strike
On Tuesday, August 28, the California Senate voted to approve AJR 33, a resolution that urges the U.S. to embrace the U.N. Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and implement important protective policies. The Senate also approved AJR 30, a resolution that supports federal legislation to restrict the President’s sole, unchecked authority to launch a first nuclear strike.