PSR National and SF Bay PSR Call on CalPERS to Divest from Fossil Fuels

SF Bay PSR’s Divestment/Investment Task Force has been steadily pushing the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS), which manages pensions for 1.6 million workers, to divest from fossil fuels. READ our most recent letter sent to the CalPERS board before their Nov 15–17 meeting, written by Dr. Robert M. Gould, past-President and current member of ...

PSR National and SF Bay PSR Call on CalPERS to Divest from Fossil Fuels2022-02-03T15:01:59-08:00

BRAVO to all who joined the COP26 global day of action on Saturday, Nov 6!

On Saturday, November 6, SF Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility joined 350 Bay Area, Youth versus Apocalypse, Extinction Rebellion and many others at a multigenerational, youth-led march for a Global Day of Action for Environmental Justice, organized by UK based COP26 Coalition. Bravo to PSR Board Member Dr. Marjaneh Moini and UCSF Medical Student Karly ...

BRAVO to all who joined the COP26 global day of action on Saturday, Nov 6!2022-02-03T15:00:53-08:00

Oct-Nov 2021: Healthy Climate Prescription Letter delivered to World leaders at COP26

THANK YOU to the Global Climate and Health Alliance and everyone who signed! WATCH this SUPERB video of health care providers calling on COP26 to take action, “Our handwriting may be bad, but our message is clear” San Francisco Bay Physicians for Social Responsibility joined 46 million health workers from around the world to send ...

Oct-Nov 2021: Healthy Climate Prescription Letter delivered to World leaders at COP262022-02-03T14:59:35-08:00

SUPPORTED: AB 1200 (Ting), also known as the California Safer Food Packaging & Cookware Act of 2021

AB 1200 (Ting), also known as the California Safer Food Packaging & Cookware Act of 2021, was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom October 5, 2021. The bill bans paper-based food packaging containing PFAS chemicals and requires cookware manufacturers to disclose the presence of hazardous chemicals. Signed by Governor Newsom 2021

SUPPORTED: AB 1200 (Ting), also known as the California Safer Food Packaging & Cookware Act of 20212021-11-18T15:59:20-08:00

SUPPORTED: AB 652 (Friedman) to remove PFAS from children’s toys and products

AB 652 (Friedman) This bill would, on and after July 1, 2023, prohibit a person, including a manufacturer, from selling or distributing in commerce in this state any new, not previously owned, juvenile product, as defined, that contains regulated perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) , as defined. The bill would require a manufacturer to use ...

SUPPORTED: AB 652 (Friedman) to remove PFAS from children’s toys and products2021-11-18T15:58:20-08:00

SUPPORTED: SB 47 (Limón) more funds to address hazardous oil wells

SB 47 (Limón) Existing law prohibits CalGEM from spending more than $3 million in any one fiscal year for purposes related to hazardous wells, idle-deserted wells, hazardous facilities, and deserted facilities. This bill will indefinitely raise the cap on spending for these purposes to $5 million in any one fiscal year. Signed by Governor Newsom ...

SUPPORTED: SB 47 (Limón) more funds to address hazardous oil wells2021-11-18T15:56:39-08:00

SUPPORTED: SB 433 (Allen) will authorize the California Coastal Commission to levy fines

SB 433 (Allen) will authorize the California Coastal Commission to levy fines on Coastal Act violators beyond only access violations. It will better enable the California Coastal Commission to protect the state's coastal resources and recreational opportunities and reduce costs to the state. Signed by Governor Newsom, 2021

SUPPORTED: SB 433 (Allen) will authorize the California Coastal Commission to levy fines2021-11-18T15:59:45-08:00

SUPPORTED: AB 1346 (Berman/Gonzalez) will phase out the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and off-road engines

AB 1346 (Berman/Gonzalez) will phase out the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers, lawn mowers and other small off-road engines by as soon as 2024. SF Bay PSR would like to highlight the incredible work of Dr. David Bezanzon, for his close and thoughtful advocacy work on this bill.

SUPPORTED: AB 1346 (Berman/Gonzalez) will phase out the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and off-road engines2021-11-18T16:00:10-08:00

SUPPORTED: Setbacks from oil wells

Setbacks from oil wells: After much effort to reincarnate last year’s AB 345 as SB 467, a bill to phase out oil and drilling and introduce setbacks for community health, the bill unfortunately did not pass in Senate Committee on Environmental Quality this year. Thanks to efforts by community-based leaders like VISIÓN Coalition, Sierra Club, ...

SUPPORTED: Setbacks from oil wells2021-11-18T16:01:06-08:00

Call for Governments to commit to meaningful military emissions cuts at COP26

Governments: commit to meaningful military emissions cuts at COP26, Oct-Nov, 2021 SF Bay PSR and many other PSR chapters joined more than 222 organizations to endorsed this joint call to action organized by the Conflict and Environment Observatory. The 2015 Paris Agreement left cutting military greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the discretion of individual nations. ...

Call for Governments to commit to meaningful military emissions cuts at COP262022-02-03T15:14:24-08:00
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