Category: Events

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 […]

Mobilizing Kerman Residents!

June 7, 2013 In anticipation for the Department of Pesticide Regulation hearings scheduled to happen in Fresno on June 17th and June 18th members of CCEJN and Communities for a New California (CNC) sought to mobilize Kerman youth.  Kerman was identified as the second area in the state with the most Chloropicrin use.  The members […]

Immigration Stakeholders Roundtable

May 24, 2013 Congressman Jim Costa hosted Congressman Antonio “Tony” Cardenas of the 29th Congressional District, and many organizations active on immigration reform.  Among these organizations were, Communities for a New California, Centro Binacional Para El Desarrollo Indigena Oaxaceno, County Sherrif, agricultural groups, CSU Fresno, Fresno Unified School District, Planned Parenthood and CCEJN among others. […]

HECA Hearing in Buttonwillow — May 15, 2013

Great turnout thanks to Ana and Maricela of Greenaction plus Chris Romanini of HECA Neighbors and local Sierra Club folks. Around 100 people were in the audience. This short video gives you a picture of what went on plus highlights the environmental justice problem with this proposed project.