Agenda for a Just Future,Environmental & Climate Justice

STAND-L.A. at “CA vs Big Oil” Campaign Launch

April 29, 2024
By Andres Magaña

Environmental Justice organizers and frontline community members gathered at LA’s Kenneth Hahn Park last month to rally at the launch event for the “California vs Big Oil” state-wide campaign against toxic oil drilling.

Liberty Hill community partners at STAND-L.A.—including Communities for a Better Environment, Physicians for Social Responsibility LA, Esperanza Community Housing Corporation, Holman United Methodist Church, Redeemer Community Partnership, Strategic Concepts in Organizing & Policy (SCOPE), and Black Women for Wellness—joined celebrity activists, elected officials, and community leaders at the action and committed to getting Big Oil out of local neighborhoods.

Environmental Justice champions Darryl Molina Sarmiento from Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) and Nalleli Cobo from People Not Pozos joined the program to speak about their personal stories and the harmful impact oil wells have on the health and safety of low-income communities.

Since its launch, the campaign has brough together a robust coalition of health professionals, environmental justice groups, community and faith leaders, and youth from throughout the state to help advocate for health protective setbacks from oil drilling in California.

Learn more about our Environmental Justice partners and their local work to end neighborhood oil drilling.