Tag: California

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 […]

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.

Renewable Energy Consumption by State

May 23, 2013 Last week climatedesk.org mapped out the renewable energy consumption bystates using data from the federal Energy Information Administration in the year of2011. I think it is important for us to know a little more about what sourcesof renewable energy are trending as we oppose dangerous practices like frackingand the proposed HECA power […]

Pesticide Reform Lobby Day

March 25, 2013– Members of CCEJN joined the lobbying effort of Californians for Pesticide Reform to pressure legislators to seek a fumigant-free California by the year 2020. Fumigants are a type of pesticide that is commonly used in California on soils bearing strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, carrots, and other crops.  The way to treat these soils […]