By Joe Rihn
At Liberty Hill Foundation we understand that we all need clean air, and we all deserve safe neighborhoods, free from toxic chemicals. But for some Angelenos who live in close proximity to urban oil wells, these necessities don’t exist. Noxious fumes and continuous earsplitting noise are part of everyday life near drill sites, which are often placed in low-income communities of color. With oil companies looking to increase production, more families are being placed at a greater risk. That’s why we has established the new Fund for Environmental Health and Safety, which puts resources in the hands of organizations working to keep communities safe from drilling’s dangerous side effects.
Fund for Environmental Health and Safety grantees, Redeemer Community Partnership and Esperanza Community Housing, put those resources into action on a recent Tuesday afternoon at City Hall. Liberty Hill organizing partners and other community members attended a public hearing about oil drilling in South L.A.’s West Adams neighborhood to take a stand for environmental justice.
It's Game Day ... #GivingTuesday and Liberty Hill couldn't be more excited! Today's tip is to repeat Tips 1-11 and GIVE. If you missed a step in our 12 days of #GivingTuesday Tips series encouraging giving, today's a great day to go back and follow it! Here's all the tips in order from 1-11. Happy Giving!