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

Health Professionals and allies in the San Francisco Bay Area Joined the National Day of Action Calling on President Biden to Stop Construction of Line 3 Fossil-Fuel Pipeline!

Health Professionals Say Climate Change is a Health Crisis and Line 3 Threatens Our Air, Water, and Future Generations. August 17, 2021, a group of 15 health professionals and allies in San Francisco came together peacefully in front of the SF Army Corp of Engineers San Francisco headquarters to stand in solidarity with Indigenous and ...

Health Professionals and allies in the San Francisco Bay Area Joined the National Day of Action Calling on President Biden to Stop Construction of Line 3 Fossil-Fuel Pipeline!2022-02-03T15:04:18-08:00

Back From the Brink and PSR Tell Biden to Take Bold Action on Nuclear Weapons

As of September 30, 2021, the letter was submitted to President Biden and Congress with over 300 signatures of local elected leaders from 41 states expressing their support for nuclear weapons abolition, eliminating wasteful nuclear weapons spending, and enacting common sense policies to reduce the threat of nuclear war. Thank you to PSR-LA and Denise ...

Back From the Brink and PSR Tell Biden to Take Bold Action on Nuclear Weapons2022-02-03T15:15:39-08:00

Protest to demand California EPA and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) take immediate action to protect environmental justice communities

Protest to demand California EPA and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) take immediate action to protect environmental justice communities On August 30, 2021, SF Bay PSR Board Members Drs. Aude Bouagnon and Marjaneh Moini joined environmental justice groups from up and down California to converged on the CalEPA building in downtown Sacramento and ...

Protest to demand California EPA and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) take immediate action to protect environmental justice communities2022-02-03T15:17:16-08:00

BIG NEWS! BAAQMD voted to reduce air pollution and protect community health in the Bay Area!

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Board of Directors voted on July 21 to further reduce particulate matter emissions from petroleum refineries with a yes vote for Regulation 6, Rule 5: Particulate Emissions from Refinery Fluidized Catalytic Cracking Units. The rule is now the most health-protective and stringent regulation of its kind in the ...

BIG NEWS! BAAQMD voted to reduce air pollution and protect community health in the Bay Area!2021-07-22T12:54:01-07:00

SUPPORTED SB 582 the Climate Emergency Mitigation, Climate Safe Restoration, and Just Resilience Act of 2021

SUPPORTED SB 582 the Climate Emergency Mitigation, Climate Safe Restoration, and Just Resilience Act of 2021: Signed the Climate Center’s organizational sign on letter in support of SB 582, a bill which strengthens state climate policy by increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets from 40% below 1990 levels by 2030 to a higher threshold for ...

SUPPORTED SB 582 the Climate Emergency Mitigation, Climate Safe Restoration, and Just Resilience Act of 20212021-05-13T15:18:56-07:00
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