Tag: environmental justice

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 […]

There is nothing surprising about the pipeline leak in Arvin

–March 18, 2014 There is nothing surprising about the pipeline leak in Arvin that gave way to a voluntary evacuation of 20 houses.  It isn’t surprising that the pipeline would leak because that happens more than any industry or government entity would be willing to recognize.  It is not surprising that the residents of Arvin […]

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.

Building Power in South Kern

Gustavo Aguirre of Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment welcomes residents to the forum. March 3, 2014 Dozens of residents attended a forum to learn about environmental quality in South Kern on March 1, 2014.  The forum “Building Power in South Kern” was hosted by the Building Healthy Communities–South Kern Environment Action Team.  The […]

Regional Water Board Votes to Expand KHF

January 17, 2014 Last night the Regional Water Board voted to approve the staff recommendation to the permit expansion for Section B-18 of the Kettleman Hills Facility. The public hearing held at the Kettleman Hills Elementary School, began at 5:00pm with an overview provided by staff on their evaluation of the permit expansion in regards […]

Bus Rapid Transit – Fresno

“Reverend Sophia DeWitt, co-director of Fresno Interdenominational Refugee Ministries, speaks in favor of Bus Rapid Transit” January 17, 2014 Community leaders representing Building Healthy Communities, The Know, FIRM, Coalition for Clean Air, Fresno Metro Ministry and CCEJN among others, gathered on Thursday at high noon to advocate for the development of a Bus Rapid Transit […]

Activists in Fresno: No Fracking Gov. Brown!

January 14, 2014 On Monday, January 13, local activists mobilize to welcome Governor Jerry Brown at Fresno City Hall. The group carried a strong message: Put a stop to fracking in Califronia! Chanting and raising their voice, the protesters gathered media attention and continued to push the message that the dirty oil in the Monterrey […]