Urban oil drilling in Los Angeles threatens the health and safety of families throughout the City. From South L.A. to Beverly Hills, communities are taking a stand to end oil drilling near homes, schools and hospitals. We’re working with the STAND-LA Coalition to protect frontline residents.
A recent report by the Department of Public Health revealed that L.A. County is not doing enough to keep people who live alongside oil wells safe, something well-known and said by residents for years. As Los Angeles looks to lead on climate, attention must turn to the communities that have paid a price for decades — and continue to do so — for the city’s wealth and development driven by oil production in their backyards.
Learn more about the public health consequences of local oil drilling sites in and around Los Angeles, and how we’re working to keep our communities safe and healthy here.
- Contact your elected representatives. Make your elected officials work for your community. Reach out to California State Senators and Assemblymembers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the Mayor of Los Angeles and Los Angeles City Councilmembers to express your concerns about neighborhood drilling.
- Commit to helping build STAND by filling out this form: bit.ly/standform
- Join the social media campaign to keep the pressure on the LA City Council: stand.la/inactioninjustice.html
- Check out stand.la/take-action.html and sign up for updates