On September 8, PSR-LA participated in the national Rise for Climate Day of Action is brought 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. In solidarity with events in San Francisco and around the country that same day, we focused our call to action here in Southern California on the need for a 2,500-foot health and safety buffer between oil operations and homes and schools.
About 300 Angelenos gathered in South LA, where oil wells drill in the middle of our neighborhoods, to demand: the permanent shutdown of the AllenCo oil drilling site, that the Archdiocese stand for environmental justice, not fossil fuel profits, a 2,500-foot health and safety buffer to protect our communities, and a just transition to a clean energy economy.
In summary, we gathered in South LA, to demand:
– The permanent shutdown of the AllenCo oil drilling site
– The Archdiocese to stand for environmental justice, not fossil fuel profits
– 2,500-foot health and safety buffer to protect our communities
– A just transition to a clean energy economy