Author: Director, Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN)

Bay View Hunters Point IVAN Launch

–San Francisco, CA On Wednesday, July 22, 2015, CCEJN joined Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice and other IVAN partners statewide to launch the 7th deployment of the IVAN resident reporting model in the community of Bayview Hunters Point in San Francisco. This deployment marks the second deployment of a model in an urban setting. […]

Center for Environmental Health – Kern toxic tour with CCEJN, CWA and GCM

Bakersfield, Ca July 16th, 2015 Toxic Tour with Center for Environmental Health (CEH) On July 16th 2015, Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN), Clean Water Action (CWA), Global Community Monitor (GCM), and Center for Environmental Health (CEH) embarked on a local toxic tour in Kern County focusing on oil operations near communities. Organizer Gustavo Aguirre […]

IVAN Summit 2015

July 13, 2015 Sacramento, CA — Researchers from the University of California, Davis, joined Cal-EPA, El Comite Civico del Valle, SJV LEAP, and Central California Environmental Justice Network to release a report on the IVAN statewide project. This report, titled “From Testimony to Transformation–The Identifying Violations Affecting Neighborhoods (IVAN) Program in California” studies the impact […]

Air Monitoring Training Workshop

July 9, 2015 Durham, NC EPA’s Office of Research & Development hosted community leaders from across the United States at Research Triangle Park in North Carolina for a training/workshop on emerging low-cost air monitoring technology. All of these community representatives came to talk about their own experience using low-cost monitors, or using resident organizing to […]

Poor Public Participation by the Department of Pesticide Regulation

June 4, 2015 Lamont–The Department of Pesticide Regulation traveled to Lamont to hold a scoping workshop for their update to rules regarding pesticide use around schools. Unsurprisingly, this is an incredibly complex conversation and something that is very important for many residents in the San Joaquin Valley. The meeting was poorly planned and showed the […]

Support for AB 1420

June 23, 2015 Sacramento–The following is testimony delivered to the Senate Natural Resources Committee by CCEJN Director, Cesar Campos. “Good morning. My name is Cesar Campos and I am the Director for Central California Environmental Justice Network. My organization works for environmental justice across the San Joaquin Valley with a specific focus in Fresno and […]

Talking to National Environmental Justice Advisory Council

May 20, 2015 San Diego—“Prioritize Community Monitoring and Next Generation enforcement.” These are the messages that Cesar Campos, Director of Central California Environmental Justice Network brought to the National Environmental Justice Advisory Council (NEJAC) in May. NEJAC serves to provide environmental justice perspective directly to U.S. EPA administrators. The group meets in person twice a […]