Tag: California

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 […]

Support for AB 1420

On Friday, October 2, 2015, CCEJN submitted the following letter to Governor Brown asking for his signature on AB 1420: October 1, 2015 Honorable Edmund G. Brown Governor, State of California California State Capitol, 1st Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: Support for AB 1420 (Salas) On behalf of Central California Environmental Justice Network, I am […]

Support for AB 1071

CCEJN sent the following letter to Governor Brown asking for support for AB 1071: October 1, 2015 Honorable Edmund G. Brown Governor, State of California State Capitol, First Floor Sacramento, California 95814 Re: Support AB 1071 (Atkins and E Garcia) Environmental Justice Supplemental Environmental Projects Dear Governor Brown: On behalf of Central California Environmental Justice […]

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 […]

CCEJN Coordinator Brings a Community Perspective to Enforcement at US EPA Region 9

–June 13, 2014 Last Wednesday (6/11), CCEJN Coordinator visited the enforcement division of the US EPA to provide a fresh perspective of enforcement from the viewpoint of community-led projects.  This workshop was part of a series of monthly trainings provided to US EPA staff.  This month, the topic was community-led enforcement and reporting networks like […]

Environmental Health Leadership Summit 2014 – Coachella

–May 27, 2014 This Memorial Day weekend CCEJN representatives traveled to Coachella to participate in the 2nd Annual Environmental Health Leadership Summit.  This summit hosted by our partners El Comite Civico del Valle and Promotores Comunitarios del Desierto showcased a large array of experts speaking about environmental justice and social justice in Coachella and Imperial […]

Comments to California Air Resources Board — SJV SB 375 COG Review

On Thursday, May 22nd the California Air Resources Board held an initial hearing to consider the proposed Regional Transportation Plans and Sustainable Communities Strategies put forth by each individual Council of Governments in all 8 counties in the San Joaquin Valley.  These plans are collectively responsible for reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions by 10% by the […]

City of Fresno: On Health Outcomes, City Planning, & Environmental Injustice

Decades of poor planning and environmental injustices cannot be fixed in one year. The decline of equity within our city has been increasingly noticeable and documented.  Last year, the California Environmental Protection Agency (Cal-EPA), released a report that identified 93706 as the most disadvantaged zip code in our state. More specifically, CalEnviroScreen 1.0 showed that […]

Global Community Monitor Samples Show Alarming Air Quality Near the Pipeline Leak in Arvin

March 24 — Arvin, CA For Immediate Releas Contact: Global Community Monitor — Gustavo Aguirre Jr — 661-889-1917 Global Community Monitor — Jessica Hendricks — 707-980-3816 Committee for a Better Arvin — Salvador Partida — 661-854-7000 The Center on Race, Poverty, and the Enviornment — Juan Flores — 661-709-2292 Arvin, CA– Air quality sample revealed […]

Don’t Frack California

Thousands are descending on Sacramento — March 15 — Join Californians Against Fracking for this rally. Click on the picture to sign up for transportation.