PSR-LA Physician Ambassador Series: Fracking

Join us to learn about oil extraction in Los Angeles, its impacts, and how you–as a health professional–can be a critical voice in PSR-LA’s campaign to protect communities from the negative health impacts this extraction causes.


When: Tuesday, February 25th
, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Where: Mercado la Paloma,3655 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA. Click here for directions.Parking is free in the Mercado la Paloma lot
Dinner: will be catered by Chichen Itza Restaurant
Admission: No cost for PSR-LA members, $20 suggested donation for non-members

Fracking in Los Angeles? Yes.

But there’s more going on than fracking—which uses large amounts of water and chemicals to extract gas. In Los Angeles, acidization—which uses large amounts of chemicals to extract oil—is the unconventional extraction method of choice.

Read the Los Angeles Times article Chemical odor, kids’ nosebleeds, few answers in South L.A. neighborhood for one community’s experience with the impacts of oil extraction.

In this meeting we will describe Los Angeles’ oil and gas extraction activities by looking at both its history and future here.  We will also discuss its impacts on the broader energy and health conversations occurring in California.  Finally, we will outline how you can play a vital role in the public debate about whether and how this activity should occur in communities in Los Angeles.


For questions, contact Angela Johnson Meszaros at 213-689-9710 or via e-mail.