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Advocates lead a tour with U.S. EPA Director of Environmental Justice

On Wednesday, July 16, U.S. EPA Director of Environmental Justice, Matthew Tejada, joined organizations in the valley as they showcased some of the many stories of injustice that exist here.  The tour coordinated by U.S. EPA Region 9 and CCEJN provided a full day of resident meetings and travel to specific locations with the hope […]

Fresno COG approves the 2014 RTP and SCS

  On Thursday, June 26, 2014 the Fresno Council of Governments approved the 2014 Regional Transportation Plan and Sustainable Communities Strategy.  This is a heartfelt e-mail that advocates received following the decision from Veronica Garibay, Co-Director of Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability.     As mandated by Senate Bill 375 this is the first […]

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 […]

Air Quality Victory in Fresno!

**CCEJN Unity Council member Sarah Sharpe addresses the media during a press conference on May 30th** June 2, 2014 On Friday, May 30th, many clean air advocates held a press conference to inform the public about a key judicial decision in favor of clean air. Fresno’s Fifth District Court of Appeal ruled in favor of the Sierra Club, the […]

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 […]

San Joaquin Spotlight: Fresno Environmental Reporting Network

San Joaquin Spotlight: Fresno Environmental Reporting Network Cesar Campos, CCEJN Coordinator, talks about the Fresno Environmental Reporting Network (FERN) on San Joaquin Spotlight. Click below to watch.

Radio Bilingue Invites CCEJN to Talk About Environmental Reporting

Radio Bilingue Invites CCEJN to Talk About Environmental Reporting CCEJN Coordinator, Cesar Campos, talks about the importance of environmental reporting with Alma Martinez of Comunidad Alerta.  During this show, Cesar highlights the Fresno Environmental Reporting Network (FERN) and the Kern Environmental Enforcement Network (KEEN).