South Los Angeles Resident and STAND-LA organizer Don Martin lives 300 feet from an oil and gas site owned by Sentinel Peak Resources in West Adams, South Los Angeles.

In February 2020, he addressed a crowd during a Fire Drill Friday rally at Los Angeles City Hall. He shares his story of living on the frontlines of fossil fuel extraction in California and the very real toll it's taken on his loved ones.

California lawmakers are considering a state bill, AB 345, that would require the state to enact a public health and safety buffer zone from fossil fuel extraction sites and the communities they impact.

Read the powerful joint opinion piece that Don authored with Jane Fonda, calling on California lawmakers to say NO to neighborhood drilling and say #YESonAB345:


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