Marina Over Development Meeting

Stop Marina Over Development Meeting
Sierra Club Airport Marina Group
April 14th, 2015 at 7 PM

Patricia McPherson and Jeanette Vosburg will be at this Sierra Club Airport Marina Group meeting. Come early as nearby parking will be limited.


Background Information:  Marina Del Rey 1954 Creation Intent Summary

Sierra Club Airport Marina Group Meeting Location Map 
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, far west end.
Printable Version provided by Grassroots Coalition
Jeanette Vosburg, 310-721-3512,

Patricia McPherson Bio

In 1989 Patrica started the Wetlands Committee for Sierra Club, Los Angeles Chapter. It focused on acquisition and preservation of the Ballona Wetlands. In 2003-4 the wetlands were successfully purchased with public funding.

In 1993 she founded Grassroots Coalition (GR). Currently she is leading the fight for full-disclosure of the issues surrounding overdevelopment of Marina del Rey and urging wildlife friendly restoration of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve adjacent to Marina del Rey’s small boat harbor.


CONTACT: Jeanette Vosburg, 310-721-3512,

Implications Of Ballona Wetlands Restoration

Dr. Travis Longcore's Lecture

USC's Dr. Travis Longcore's lecture titled "Closure Dynamics of Southern California Estuaries, and Implications for Restoration" given on May 22, 2012 regarding the Ballona Wetlands in Los Angeles.

Green is the Healthiest Color: Possibilities for the Ballona Watershed: An Overview

Save our Homes, Neighborhoods, Children and Wetlands.

What We Do

Our own survival as a species needs The People to make "fully informed" decisions about the safety aspects for the well-being of human, flora, fauna, and Earth. We utilize hard data with scientific thinking to promote biodiversity in the Habitat as needed for ecosystem survival. We nurture interrelationships for a gentle and sound stewardship, for this and future generations.  We seek the full disclosure of subject matter in order for The People who SHARE this planet to make a fully informed decision.

New Web Site

Our new website is changing the way we provide you with vital quality of life facts around your home and business neighborhoods. More pages will focus on key categories and geographical areas to ease you finding the facts about how firms may exploit natural resources for their profit, without protecting you or your loved ones and friends. We propose changes and ask you be actively voicing your concerns to key people we list for you.

Bear with us while we move our old front page content to these new sections, and create the needed menus and links. Please give us your suggestions for website changes.

More importantly, visit this website in coming months to find ways you can report issues to us, so we may make them visible to the community, and the responsible entities, to make changes happen, for safer homes for us all. Thank you.


Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community has requested
an injunction to stop PXP drilling in the Inglewood oilfield

until a proper "industry standard" study of health and safety
issues in the PXP oilfield and adjacent neighborhoods is done.
More than 200,000 people living around the PXP / Baldwin Hills / Inglewood
oilfield are at risk and may be directly impacted by the future drilling.

Broken Dreams is a 16 minute movie about PXP's
Inglewood Oilfield and its neighbors' health and safety woes.
What to expect when living next to the PXP oilfield
Smelling fumes in your backyard? Toxic? Wondering about those cracks in your
walls and foundation? Could they be PXP's fault? Tom Williams, an oil industry expert,
explains that for the last 20 years refineries have been held to a much higher standard than
oilfields. Oilfield operators are getting a "free pass" on air quality standards and expanded
drilling. Cancer, asthma, broken buildings, and broken dreams may be the price we pay.

PXP Baldwin Hills / Inglewood Oilfield FACTS
single page handout flyer (pdf) Replaced on Feb 10, 2009
Potentially hazardous oilfield gases at the PXP / Baldwin Hills / Inglewood Oilfield
Issues to consider if you live in and around Baldwin Hills.
Report Odors   Call 1-800-CUT-SMOG Complaint Guidelines
Ask your inspector to bring a gas monitor.
Here is a handy guide for checking structural changes in and around your home.
single page handout flyer (pdf) New as of Feb 10, 2009
Do you have cracks in your foundation, walls and swimming pool?
Did your water main break? Experiencing hillside erosion? Creaking sounds?
Report Damage to Gary Gless. Call 310-227-3201 or email:
Courtesy of: Citizens Coalition for a Safe Community

PXP's Inglewood Gas & Oil Fields in Baldwin Hills and
Playa Vista and Sempra (SoCal Gas) Oilfields and Underground Gas Storage

Sempra Energy Information
The Playa del Rey storage field was originally an oil field that produced during the 1930s. Following more than ten years of production, the pressure in the field dropped to a level that was less viable for oil production, but very suitable for natural gas storage. In 1942, the U.S. government initiated underground storage of natural gas as part of ...

Grassroots Coalition fighting for you

Since 1993, Grassroots Coalition's President Patricia McPherson has lead the fight for full disclosure of health and safety issues related to oil field gases at Playa Vista and the surrounding areas.

Grassroots Court Victory against Playa Vista and LA City

In October 2005, the California Appellate Court vacated the approval of the Playa Vista Phase I Methane Mitigation System and ordered the City to determine whether to perform a Supplemental or Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) according to CEQA (California Environmental Quality Act).

The Appellate Court agreed with Grassroots Coalition and its co-plaintiffs that the effects of dewatering (removal of water) as part of the methane mitigation measures and the methane mitigation systems ability to perform properly had not been studied. Issues to be studied include cumulative impacts of dewatering; cumulative subsidence and contamination spread, and performance of the 50' vent wells, dewatering as it affects the wetland habitat, recharge rate of the aquifer, salt water intrusion and waste water issues.

Grassroots Victory against Sempra Energy (Southern California Gas Company) in Playa del Rey

On December 20th, 2007 the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a settlement agreement of complaint cases relating to the natural gas storage field owned and operated by The Gas Company in the Playa del Rey area of the City of Los Angeles.

To fully understand this Grassroots victory read the full: Sempra Energy "Important Information about Playa del Rey Natural Gas Storage Operations" above.


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