The Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community was born out of the efforts of grassroots community organizing in 2008 by a number of residents of Los Angeles County.  Our main purpose being the protection of the environmental health and safety of Los Angeles County residents. 

We believe existing environmental regulations and other decisions, particularly those based on risk assessment, have failed to adequately protect human health and the environment in development and expansion approval of industrial operations in close proximity to densely populated residential neighborhoods.

We believe our purpose is to alert, educate and empower residents to participate in the governmental process with informed public comment to projects negatively impacting our community.

On the issue of the Inglewood oil Field expansion we held numerous community screenings of the documentaries “Split Estate” and “Gasland” along with educational meetings on the environmental hazards associated with urban oil and gas production in the Inglewood oil field. We have worked with other community groups in facilitating informed participation by area residents in Los Angeles County hearings when considering the Baldwin Hills EIR-CSD.

We believe science and its application to decisions of development is what needs to be considered first and foremost without compromise to promises of community benefits.

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  • VIDEO: Stanford Engineer On PXP Oil Operations & Damage In Baldwin Hills During 2012 Plains Exploration and Production Company (PXP) released a series of technical studies which purported to demonstrate that their oil recovery operations in Los Angeles Inglewood oil field, including fracking (hydraulic fracturing)  have no or “unknown” adverse effect on the public. Current studies by Stanford engineer Richard L. Meehan conclude that this is not true. The oilfield activities in the Inglewood oilfield have in fact resulted in reactivation of geologic faulting affecting residential property and two elementary schools.  New video by Meehan presents the evidence for ongoing oilfield causation of surface and property damage in this urban setting.  It also demonstrates that hydraulic fracturing for hydrocarbon recovery per se can be hazardous in relatively shallow geologic environments with faults ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2019, 12:28 PM by CC SC

  • Posted Aug 17, 2013, 9:18 PM by CC SC
  • Stop Fracking California Now Protest calls for Statewide Ban "Fracking" in California, a New Target of Protest - NBC News.Record Crowds Attend Culver City State Fracking Meeting - Culver City PatchProtesters head to Culver City meeting to decry fracking - LA Times
    Posted Aug 24, 2019, 1:10 PM by CC SC
  • Press Conference Tuesday, May 15th, Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated director behind the anti-fracking movie Gasland, witnessed fracking going on adjacent to an oil field in Baldwin Hills, close to a residential neighborhood as well as a public park, and directly on a known fault line.  Read entire story here: Josh Fox Highlights Fracking On Known Fault Lines in Los Angeles | FDL News More Coverage from May 15th:A Campaign to Ban Fracking Heats UpCould Fracking in Los Angeles Cause an Earthquake?Fracking in Baldwin HillsLA Times - Firms step up fracking disclosure; activists want it banned.California groups back fracking ban.
    Posted Aug 24, 2019, 1:11 PM by CC SC
  • Is Fracking Linked to Quakes? - CCSC President Radio Interview KCRW Radio:  Which Way, LA?  Fracking in Baldwin Hills? ABC News Video:  "Fracking" Connected to Quakes?
    Posted Jun 8, 2013, 11:25 AM by CC SC
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Will the Sky also be Pink in Los Angeles?  
Must see video by Josh Fox.

Josh Fox explains why there is NO "safe" fracking in Baldwin Hills