FROM — PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY LOS ANGELES and Rocketdyne Cleanup Coalition Last week, a fire broke out, at SSFL (Santa Susana Field Laboratories), burning hundreds of acres of vegetation growing in contaminated soil. That fire obviously released some of those contaminants and transported them offsite in the smoke. It is impossible to burn a contaminated site without releasing some of that contamination. Had the Responsible Parties met their obligations for full cleanup by last year, there wouldn’t be concern about the release of contamination in such a fire for those portions of SSFL that burned. And for those that didn’t, the failure to perform full cleanup as promised means continued risk any time a new fire might occur. *Santa Susan Field Laboratory is the site of several nuclear meltdowns and is a SUPERFUND toxic site. http://www.rocketdynecleanupcoalition.org/woolsey-fire-burns-rocketdyne/
MAKE A COMMENT[now – Feb. 20, 2017] to Army Corps of Engineers on Environmental Impact Statement directly firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Gib Owen, Water Resources Policy and Legislation
Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works
Washington, DC 20310-0108
telephone: (703) 695-6791
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If emailing comments, use “NOI Comments, Dakota Access Pipeline Crossing” as the subject of your email.
To submit a formal comment regarding the notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) in connection with Dakota Access, LLC’s request for an easement to cross Lake Oahe, North Dakota, please visit the Federal Register website. To ensure consideration during the development of an EIS, written comments on the scope of an EIS should be sent no later than February 20, 2017.
Due to the 1996 Telecommunications Act, which removed the public’s right to oppose cell towers on the grounds of health or environmental concerns about radiation exposures, much creativity is needed to find “workarounds” to slow or stop the infiltration of unwanted towers and small cells in our communities.
FCC PUBLIC NOTICE COMMENT SOUGHT ON STREAMLINING DEPLOYMENT OF SMALL CELL INFRASTRUCTURE BY IMPROVING WIRELESS FACILITIES SITING POLICIES; MOBILITIE, LLC
Comment Date: February 6, 2017 Reply Comment Date: March 8, 2017
The Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (WTB) invites public input on potential Commission actions to help expedite the deployment next generation wireless infrastructure by providing guidance on how federal law applies to local government review of wireless facility siting applications and local requirements for gaining access to rights of way. This Public Notice seeks comment on ways in which the Commission could promote wireless infrastructure deployment by issuing a declaratory ruling, including but not limited to those suggested in a Petition for Declaratory Ruling filed by Mobilitie, LLC, on November 15, 2016.
To satisfy consumers’ rapidly growing demand for wireless broadband and other services, wireless companies are actively expanding the network capacity needed to maintain and improve the quality of existing services and to support the introduction of new technologies and services. In particular, many wireless providers are deploying small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) to meet localized needs for coverage and increased capacity in outdoor and indoor environments.2 Although the facilities used in these networks are smaller and less obtrusive than traditional cell towers and antennas, they must be deployed more densely – i.e., in many more locations – to function effectively. As a result, local land-use authorities in many areas are facing substantial increases in the volume of siting applications for deployment of these facilities.3 This trend in infrastructure deployment is expected to continue, and even accelerate, as wireless providers begin rolling out 5G services.
Right now, SoCalGas is trying to get approval from Governor Brown and his regulators to reopen the Aliso Canyon storage facility — home to the largest gas blowout in U.S. history that displaced and sickened thousands. We can’t let greed and gas company profits win over public health and the environment.
It’s been a year since the blowout was discovered. It displaced 20,000 people from their homes, lasted 112 days, wreaked havoc on the climate, and people are still getting sick.
Since the blowout was capped and the gas field was closed, there have been three major leaks at Aliso Canyon, and an average of two leaks per day. Every methane and toxic chemical released from this facility sends the nearby community spiraling with more health problems like nosebleeds, rashes, asthma and migraines. This facility will never be safe so it must stay closed!
To reopen Aliso Canyon, SoCalGas needs approval from the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) and the CA Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). DOGGR and the CPUC are a part of Governor Brown’s administration, and ultimately, it’s Brown’s call on what happens to Aliso.
Governor Brown talks a big game about the threat of climate change and our need to transition off fossil fuels. Now is a great opportunity for him to take meaningful action to actually address climate change by preventing future methane leaks while protecting Californians from future disasters.
Tell Governor Brown to be a real climate leader and keep Aliso Canyon closed.
We need to hold Governor Brown accountable to the people of California and our wishes to transition off fossil fuels to 100% clean, renewable energy. We don’t need this Aliso Canyon storage facility and we shouldn’t sacrifice our communities for gas company profits. Sign the petition to stop SoCalGas from reopening the dangerous Aliso Canyon storage facility.