The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health validated today what hundreds of residents living near urban oil drilling sites have already known: proximity to oil drilling is hazardous to their health.
In the fight to end neighborhood oil drilling across Los Angeles’ communities, every small victory is worth celebrating, and every campaign move is an opportunity to highlight the public health challenges that communities face. Liberty Hill’s network of donor-activists, on-the-ground activists and coalition leaders make our environmental justice work possible, so we wanted to keep you updated on the latest campaign news.
Liberty Hill takes the fossil fuel pledge!
“I'm doing this for my family, for our communities and for future generations..” says Darryl Molina Sarmiento, the new executive director of Communities for a Better Environment (CBE) -- a current Liberty Hill Foundation grantee, while discussing her passion for her work.
By Cameron Phillips
Thanks Liberty Hill grantee Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Palace Plating Company, a metal finishing plant that had contaminated a residential neighborhood, finally closed
Liberty Hill's Director of Common Agenda Michele Prichard has been appointed by Mayor Villaraigosa to the Ports Community Mitigation Trust Fund board,
After years of fighting hazardous and polluting projects on a smokestack-to-smokestack basis, environmental justice advocates and residents are turning to pro-active policy solutions as the lever to ‘undo’ inequitable neighborhood conditions and improve residents’ health, safety and quality of life. Like their early counterparts working on tobacco, alcohol and gun violence issues—environmental justice (EJ) advocates are exploring innovative strategies to ensure that these residents are not permanently relegated to “shorter, sicker lives.”
If you missed the Toxic Hotspot policy briefing on Wednesday, there's a terrific article in today's L.A. Progressive that provides an overview of the three-hour session. Powerpoints of the presentations will be up on the Liberty Hill website early next week.
Environmental Grantmakers Association along with other funders hosted a webinar with Bill Moyers, Annie Leonard and James Gus Speth, titled “Reform, Reframe, and Revive”. These three scholars brought back to funders the message that after 40 years, the Environmental Movement has failed to save the planet. We have failed because the Movement seeks to make changes within an inherently flawed system instead of creating a whole new system.