Category: Events

Better Water Distribution System for California!

—August 4, 2013 An array of leaders–consisting of water agency officers, state and federal administrators, and political figures gathered at the California State Univesity, Fresno Satellite Student Union to address hundreds of farmers and residents on Saturday, August 3rd.  The event, Delta Water Summit, showcased three panels that served to present the efforts for the […]

Dozens Gather to Challenge DTSC On Proposed Expansion of Kettleman Hills

First, thanks to dozens of groups for signing on to the letter to DTSC demanding they deny the permits to expand the Chem Waste toxic dump. If your group has not yet signed on, please email [Bradley Angel–see below] a sign on with your name, title, group name, city/town. Last night, El Pueblo of Kettleman […]

PRESS RELEASE

El Pueblo Para El Aire y Agua Limpio/People for Clean Air and Water of Kettleman City Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice * Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment * Central California Environmental Justice Network        For Immediate Release: Contact: Maricela Mares Alatorre (559) 583-0800, 816-9298 KETTLEMAN CITY RESIDENTS AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ALLIES TO HOLD […]

Comprehensive Discussions on Fracking

–July 15, 2013 As part of the kickoff event for Fresnans Against Fracking, last Saturday, July 15,2013 speakers, activists, and community members gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno to foster a comprehensive discussion around the issue of fracking.  Fracking or hydraulic fracturing is the process of injecting high pressure water and chemicals into […]

SJV Air District Approves Power Plant

The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has approved the HECA power plant in Kern County arguing that the plant will mitigate the effects of its emissions (over 6,000 tons of pollution per year, not including the influx of mobile sources bringing in coal and petroleum coke to Kern County). The California Energy Commission […]

Official Language: Recommendations to DPR regarding Chloropicrin

The Department of Pesticide Regulation is taking recommendations on control and regulation measures for the fumigant pesticide chloropicrin until July 31, 2013.  Below you will find the official language of the letter submitted to DPR on behalf of CCEJN.  We invite you to use similar recommendations, or take the language to submit your own letters […]

Kettleman Hills Waste Facility–Public Hearings!

    –July 3rd, 2013 On Tuesday, July 2nd 2013, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) announced the approval of a draft permit requested by Chemical Waste Management Inc. to expand and redesign the Kettleman Hills Facility.  This marks a dark day for activists and residents of Kettleman City and the San Joaquin Valley […]

Oil Industry Abuses Water Networks

In 2010, Circle of Blue, an organization formed to provide relevant, reliable, and on the ground information about critical natural resources, released a study on the oil industry’s use of water in Kern County.  This report was released after the drought that affected many local farmers and residents and shows that the Oil Industry did […]

Chloropicrin Hearings in Fresno

June 19, 2013 Earlier this week the Department of Pesticide Regulation held two community meetings in Fresno’s Farm Bureau as part of a series of hearing around the state in regards to the fumigant pesticide Chloropicrin.  Chloropicrin is a substance used primarily to cultivate strawberries, almonds, and fruit trees.  This substance has been linked to […]