Category: Events

Help us bring back in 2017 the “Roots of Resistance” conference!

Dear Supporters of Environmental Justice in Central California: As you take well-deserved time off to gather with your loved ones to celebrate the holidays, the Central California Environmental Justice Network (CCEJN) thank you for being a strong ally in promoting environmental justice. For generations, communities of color have been burdened by poverty and unhealthy environments, […]

“Civic Engagement and Social Justice in the Central Valley: Environmental Justice, Legal Advocacy, and Academic Research Perspectives”

‘Thorn in oil’s side’ speaks at Delano Morgan Park Morgan Park, Reporter December 2, 2016 Two experts in their fields of social and environmental justice spoke on the poor health conditions in the rural areas of the Central Valley on Nov. 21 as part of Bakersfield College Delano Campus’ C.H.A.P. (Cultural and Historical Awareness Program) […]

Oil Wastewater Ponds — Story on Eyewitness News

http://www.bakersfieldnow.com/news/investigations/Waste-water-353109501.html?embed BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – After going largely unnoticed for decades, state water quality regulators are setting their focus on a common practice in oil production – wastewater ponds. In an inventory completed this November, staff at the Central Valley Regional Water Control Board found 1,074 wastewater ponds. Of those, 716 are still active, though […]

Residents Mobilize to Fight Illegal Dumping in Fresno

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEogHu00u9k&w=560&h=315] Fresno, CA Residents of district 5 and district 7 are mobilizing to protect their communities from illegal dumping. This chronic problem plagues neighborhoods that are already overburdened by other pollution sources. In this video, we talk to a group of community leaders that have come together to clean-up their neighborhoods and demand action […]

Kick-off: Community Cohort to Promote Compliance with Environmental Regulations.

November 13, 2015 Tulare, CA — Central California Environmental Justice Network is excited to kick off a project to improve the participation of community members in compliance and enforcement processes throughout the San Joaquin Valley.  This project includes  putting a cohort (pictured here) of residents and advocates through inspector level courses at the Cal-EPA.  Through the […]

Community Fast in Support of Kern County Residents

November 12, 2015 Today, Cesar Campos, Director of CCEJN is fasting in solidarity with Kern County residents. This community fast was started by residents and organizers in Kern County to protest the county’s adoption of an ordinance that serves to fast track and undermine environmental review of oil exploration projects–including fracking and other extreme well […]

STOP THE FRACK ATTACK.

Central California Environmental Justice Network Project Coordinator, Gustavo Aguirre Jr Stop the Frack Attack National Summit Oct 3rd-5th Denver, CO. Stop the Frack Attack National Summit is a national gathering of organizations and advocates that work from different spectrums such as grassroots community organizing, tribal/Native American reservation organizing and policy work around Oil & Gas […]